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A DUI or DWI charge can have serious and wide-ranging consequences. Our DUI Defense Attorneys know how severe the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) are in Florida, and you shouldn’t face them alone. Our DUI defense team will work hard to protect your rights and make sure you are treated fairly. Our on-sight Intoxilyzer 5000 allows us to clearly demonstrate at trial how DUI tests are administered and how the machines must be maintained in order to provide accurate blood alcohol readings. If you have been arrested with a DUI or DWI charge in the Tampa Bay area, act quickly and hire a DWI or DUI Defense Attorney who can protect you from experiencing long-term consequences for you, your family and your livelihood.


When we meet with a client for the first time, it’s not uncommon for us to hand them a business card with our personal cell phone number on it. It can be shocking for a client to have that kind of access to us, but that’s the type of relationship they need. Accessibility is the best way to give them personal attention and straightforward solutions.

-Kevin Hayslett, Esq.

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Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys to fight for You


 If you or your family has been charged with a DUI, DWI or is under current investigation for a crime request a free legal consultation. DUI Defense Attorneys.

Client Testimonials

Chris got me off x2 trafficking charges he seriously saved my life I would’ve got a Ton of prison time if it wasn’t for him he works so hard to get you the best deal he’s worth every cent you pay.


Chris not only helped me to understand the specific issues related to my particular case, but perhaps more importantly, he managed my expectations as to a realistic outcome. From previous personal experience, I can readily say that I’d rather know what I’m up against in the first place rather than having my lawyer create an unrealistic expectation for me. Further, he worked diligently to produce the best possible outcome for me, and saved me from jail time. Can’t speak more highly on all notes. Thanks Chris!


I hired Daviana Garcia for her expertise during my license hardship to which she displayed such confidence, excellence and attention to detail for my case. Within the following day after the initial consultation, I received Davina’s feedback with sheer astonishment towards her sharp-whitted observations within such a short amount of time! She eased my worries, lifting the weight off my shoulders in my time of need and for that I am truly grateful. I would most definitely seek her services in the future if need be and recommend Daviana to anyone in search of an A-1 advocate!


I was unaware that my driver’s license had been revoked for being a Habitual Traffic Offender. I had two incidents in 5 years that had been counted as three violations. So when I got arrested and charged with a felony for driving on a revoked license, I was very surprised. 

Rick got the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. He got the case where I got double tapped reopened, so I could go to driving school and get that dropped; which in turn got the 5-year suspension dropped, and he got the current case dismissed.

Rick and his people stayed in regular contact, kept me updated and guided me on my part throughout the process. I never had to actually go to court once, which was awesome!


Mr. Rivera is a life saver. I was involved in an auto accident and was arrested for being over the limit. The other driver was at fault for the accident. Mr. Rivera helped me to gain my license back and get my case reduced from a DUI to reckless driving. He genuinely cared about me and made me feel good.


Deborah is respectful, understanding, and extremely knowledgeable. She helped me understand exactly how she’d be defending me and what I needed to do in order to get my life back to normal as fast as possible. If you’re facing a DUI/DWI call her immediately before you do or pay ANYTHING!


I am very pleased to recommend Deborah Moss. She was in my corner every step of the way during my DUI, even down to the little details. She was very caring and understanding, listening to my experience and giving me excellent advice all the way up to my court hearing. She helped me avoid a large fine and a breathalyzer installation in my car. I’d highly recommend her because of her tenacity and her dedication. She truly is one of the best lawyers around.


I hired Mr. Hayslett to assist in our defense for a traffic incident in which we were unjustly charged… After a consultation and discussion of the exact details of the incident, Mr. Hayslett worked to obtain the desired outcome. I am happy to report that he was able to get us exactly the outcome that we discussed and had hoped for! I highly recommend this man and their law firm! Mr. Hayslett is friendly, fair, honest and Highly Effective!


I was very fortunate to have been referred to Kevin for my 1st DUI last year. During my consultation Kevin explained all the possible outcomes regarding my situation and I left very hopeful and confident in the possible outcome. Kevin is always positive, cheerful and professional. If I ever had a question regardless of the time of day/night, he responded very quickly which lessened my nerves given the circumstances. Kevin always would tell me, “You will be fine” and I always had faith and confidence in that short statement and it only went to show in the final outcome that he was right! I will always be thankful and grateful to Kevin. Kevin always had my best interest at hand and had my back! Without a doubt THE best lawyer around town and just an all around great person. No offense though Kevin, I do not wish to sit down and have a consultation regarding anything legal ever again!! Again Thank you for all your hard work, determination and knowledge during a very stressful time in my life!


Our Attorneys have a Reputation for Excellence

Carlson Messiner Defense Lawyers Tampa Bay

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

Several of our attorneys have been awarded this gold standard in attorney ratings. This recognition affirms their strong legal abilities and high ethical standards. Our firm was also named one of Florida's Top Ranked Law Firms based on AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings, pursuant to the Wall Street Journal.

Carlson Messiner Defense Lawyers Tampa Bay

FL Board Certified Attorney

Two of our attorneys are Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers. Board Certification is the highest level of recognition an attorney can receive by The Florida Bar for the competency and education of attorneys in the areas of practice approved by the Florida Supreme Court.

Carlson Messiner Defense Lawyers Tampa Bay

AVVO Top-Rated

Eight of our attorneys hold the AVVO Rating of 10, the highest possible score. AVVO Rating evaluates a lawyer’s background based on the information in an attorney’s AVVO online resume and profile. The rating indicates the value they have provided to clients and the internal law community.

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Maintain Your Right to Drive

Your arrest includes cancellation of your driving privileges, and your DUI citation acts as your temporary driving permit for only 10 days following your arrest. If you do not request a DMV hearing within 10 calendar days, including weekends, following your arrest, you will forfeit your ability to challenge any DMV administrative suspension. Maintain your right to drive by letting us help you apply for a Division of Motor Vehicles hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Contact Us Today!