Melbourne DUI Lawyer
Melbourne Florida DUI Lawyer Clay Morgan
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Melbourne Florida DUI Lawyer
Morgan and Barbary
730 East Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901
Melbourne DUI / DWI
Have you been arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence?
In DUI / DWI cases, the incidence of bad stops and unlawful arrest in Brevard County, Florida is significant. When you retain us as your DUI / DWI defense attorney, the first thing that we do is challenge the reason why you were stopped. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, you need to be prepared before you appear before a judge. We will work to ensure the evidence against you is collected, preserved in a legal manner, and analyzed thoroughly. If this is your first arrest, we are going to work to attempt for you to keep your driver`s license. If it is your second offense, the work is different, in that the statutory guidelines change; but there is almost always a way to keep you out of jail. We will get you the best shot at being able to continue driving and avoiding jail time.
Representing Tourists Accused of Drunk Driving Throughout Brevard County
We can help you even if you don`t live here. If you are from the Midwest, but you were arrested in drunk driving (DUI / DWI) or any other crime in Cocoa Beach or any other city in Brevard County, legal advice from an experienced Brevard County drunk driving defense attorney is what you need. Trust your defense to a lawyer who regularly deals with the idiosyncrasies of the Brevard County Criminal system.
Attorney Clay D. Morgan
Clay D. Morgan was born and raised in Florida, graduating from Cooper City High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1979, and obtaining his Undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with concentration in the area of finance. Clay went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami, School of Law in Miami, Florida, graduating in 1987. At University of Miami Law School, Clay concentrated his studies in the area of trial practice.
After graduating from the University of Miami, Clay worked for a period of 11 years with the Law Firm of High, Stack, Lazenby & Palahach in Coral Gables, Florida, where he concentrated his practice in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. While with the firm, Clay tried numerous jury trials representing injured clients throughout the south and central Florida area. During his time with the High, Stack law firm, Clay moved to the firm’s Melbourne office, where he worked his way up to managing partner before opening his own practice in 1997.
In 1999, Clay and Patrick Barbary merged their respective practices to form the Law Firm of Morgan ↦ Barbary, P.A., which limited its practice to the areas of personal injury, criminal law, and family law. Since that time, the Law Firm of Morgan & Barbary has grown to five attorneys and continues to concentrate its practice in the areas of personal injury litigation, criminal, and family law. During the last ten years, Clay has handled hundreds of family and personal injury claims for his clients and it is his promise that he will use every firm resource to protect and successfully prosecute your claim. It is his promise that you will receive the best and most affordable legal services to address your legal problem.
Clay Morgan is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Brevard County Bar Association, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is licensed to practice law in all Florida State Courts as well as the United States District Court Southern District and Middle District of Florida.
Clay and his wife, Maggie, have resided in Melbourne Florida for over 20 year and with their children, Adam, Robert, Emily and Katie, are firmly rooted in the Melbourne community. While he has given up coaching his children in soccer, on any given weekend you will find Clay and Maggie on sports fields throughout the county following their children’s sports endeavors. In his spare time Clay is a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do having continued his studies over a period of 30 years. He is a senior black belt instructor at The Family Tae Kwon Do Center in Melbourne where he continues to teach classes weekly and travels throughout the central Florida area to participate in demonstrations and tournaments. His children participate with him.
Clay and Patrick are both avid motorcycle enthusiasts and have been riding the roads of Brevard County and central Florida for many years.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Family Law
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1987; Juris Doctorate
- Florida Atlantic University
- Major: Finance
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Florida Bar Association, Member
- Brevard County Bar Association, Member
- Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Law Firm of High, Stack, Lazenby, Palahach, Maxwell &ammp; Morgan, Partner
- TYPE OF CASES MY FIRM HANDLES
I handle many types of criminal cases including Drinking and Driving (DWI / DUI) and Traffic Offenses.
- YOU SHOULD HIRE ME IF:
You want an experienced trial attorney who will personally handle your file. I will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.
- IF YOU WANT TO TELL MY LAW FIRM ABOUT YOUR SITUATION YOU SHOULD:
I will personally communicate with you. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message with my receptionist. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours or less. My office phone is (321) 951-3400
- MY CLIENTS WILL TELL YOU THAT:
My level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition, my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case allows me to obtain the most favorable results.
- MY PHILOSOPHY ON HOW I APPROACH EACH CASES IS:
Depending on the type of case I like to find out as much as I can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.
- IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY FIRM YOU SHOULD:
Call for a consultation at (321) 951-3400, during which I can answer all of your questions.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.