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  • Should I Refuse to Take a Blood or Breath Test?
    Once you sign the back of your driver's license, you are agreeing to follow Florida's implied consent law. This means that any driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence must ...
  • What is a No Refusal DUI Checkpoint?
    As the holiday season approaches, it is especially important for drivers to take care when driving after drinking alcohol with family and friends. The few glasses of wine you had with Thanksgiving ...
  • Man Attempts to Beat DUI by Drinking More
    Two years ago, a man involved in an accident that killed one, discovered an interesting way to attempt to fight the DUI charge that might have been brought against him. He decided to imbibe alcohol ...
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  • Should I Refuse to Take a Blood or Breath Test?
    Once you sign the back of your driver's license, you are agreeing to follow Florida's implied consent law. This means that any driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence must ...
  • Should You Refuse to Take a Breath Test?
    When you have been pulled over for driving under the influence in Florida, law enforcement will observe your actions, appearance, and odor to determine if you have been drinking. If they feel as ...
  • What is a No Refusal DUI Checkpoint?
    As the holiday season approaches, it is especially important for drivers to take care when driving after drinking alcohol with family and friends. The few glasses of wine you had with Thanksgiving ...
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  • Florida's DUI Blood Tests: Are they Ethical?
    At the moment, an ongoing debate has headed to the Supreme Court regarding police officers who solicit blood tests from DUI suspects who refuse to offer a breath test. According to the University of ...
  • Floating Drunk on a Raft: A DUI Offense?
    While it may sound absurd, one man was recently charged with a DUI for merely floating on a raft in a river while intoxicated. Police argued that he was operating a maneuverable device while impaired, ...
  • Client Arrested for BUI; Charges Dropped
    In State v. D.H., our client was almost convicted of boating under the influence after failing the field sobriety tests. Law enforcement stopped the boat after noticing that it did not have its ...
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  • NHL Player Ryan Malone Pleads No Contest to DUI Charge
    A former hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning has plead no contest to DUI charges. On April 12, Ryan Malone was arrested in Tampa after weaving down a street in a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban. Malone ...
  • Reese Witherspoon's Husband Arrested for DUI
    According to news reports, Reese Witherspoon and her husband were each arrested on early Friday morning in Georgia; however, her husband was the only one who was charged with drinking and driving. The ...
  • Florida Mayor Arrested for DUI After Accident
    According to news reports, Gainesville, Florida Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol last Thursday. The Florida Highway Patrol claims that around 2:20 a.m. Lowe was ...
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  • Debate Sparked Over Legality of DUI Checkpoints
    When a South Florida lawyer put officers to the test at a DUI checkpoint by keeping his windows rolled up and presenting a sign that said he wished to remain silent and declined any searches, they ...
  • DUI Checkpoint Meant to Do More than Catch Drivers
    A recent traffic stop in Pinellas County was used to do a little more than catch those that were driving after consuming alcohol that evening. A woman that lost her husband and her three children was ...
  • October DUI Stops in Hillsborough County
    DUI checkpoints will be held sporadically throughout October in order for law enforcement to curb the amount of drunk driving on the road. While checkpoints are illegal in some states, Florida allows ...
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  • Can You Be Charged for DUI with a Legal BAL?
    Drunk driving charges can leave a permanent mark on a person's record, following them around for years to come. What is the best way to avoid DUI charges ? Making sure you are never behind the ...
  • Debate Sparked Over Legality of DUI Checkpoints
    When a South Florida lawyer put officers to the test at a DUI checkpoint by keeping his windows rolled up and presenting a sign that said he wished to remain silent and declined any searches, they ...
  • Using the Police Report in a DUI Case
    When police are called to the scene of an accident or a crime, they will fill out a police report. A police report documents what occurred in the words of law enforcement, and will consist of a very ...
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  • Man in Women's Underwear Drives into Retirement Home
    A small fire was started when a drunk driver slammed through the wall of a Tampa retirement community, but that was not the only surprise in store for residents of the home. Multiple Charges Stem from ...
  • Party Bus Driver Arrested for DUI Hit & Runs
    About 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 13, a Georgia man driving a party bus was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. This was after the vehicle rammed into an electricity pole, and the pole ...
  • DUI Hit & Run Charges Filed in Deadly Florida Wreck
    According to Miami police, a 36-year-old man was caught fleeing the scene of a vehicle accident where someone had died. The police report indicates that before this, the man was seen driving through a ...
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  • Can You Be Charged for DUI with a Legal BAL?
    Drunk driving charges can leave a permanent mark on a person's record, following them around for years to come. What is the best way to avoid DUI charges ? Making sure you are never behind the ...
  • Arrested for DUI in Florida?
    Florida is notorious for its party scene, and it is not uncommon for many individuals to indulge in the lifestyle that the state has to offer. However, when people choose to drink or use drugs before ...
  • Blowing Hot Air: Will Breathalyzers Become Inadmissible?
    The Supreme Court of Florida heard oral arguments this week for a case that could affect the tens of thousands of Florida drivers who are subjected to breathalyzer exams every year. The defending in ...
DUI Statistics - Click here to view all posts
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Field Sobriety Tests - Click here to view all posts
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  • What is a No Refusal DUI Checkpoint?
    As the holiday season approaches, it is especially important for drivers to take care when driving after drinking alcohol with family and friends. The few glasses of wine you had with Thanksgiving ...
  • NHL Player Ryan Malone Pleads No Contest to DUI Charge
    A former hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning has plead no contest to DUI charges. On April 12, Ryan Malone was arrested in Tampa after weaving down a street in a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban. Malone ...
  • Tampa Firefighter Charged with DUI, Suspended
    Saturday, July 19, a firefighter was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Pasco County, reports The Tampa Tribune. Tampa Fire Rescue has announced that the 39-year-old man will face ...
Fleeing and Eluding - Click here to view all posts
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  • Police Taser DUI Suspect after Evasion
    Early New Year's morning, Arizona native, Matthew Ravia was arrested after being charged with evading police and driving under the influence. Police were first alerted to Ravia when an officer saw ...
Hit and Run - Click here to view all posts
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Holiday DUI's - Click here to view all posts
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  • What is a No Refusal DUI Checkpoint?
    As the holiday season approaches, it is especially important for drivers to take care when driving after drinking alcohol with family and friends. The few glasses of wine you had with Thanksgiving ...
  • Florida Bicyclist Arrested on DUI Charge
    Tampa DUI Lawyer Bicyclists have equal rights to the road and must observe the same rules as other motorists because bicyclists are drivers under the eyes of the law. This also means that a charge of ...
  • Tampa Woman Charged with DUI After Crashing into Gas Pump on Christmas Eve
    On Thursday, December 26, a Tampa woman found herself facing a DUI charge for a car crash at a gas station that occurred on Christmas Eve. The 26-year-old woman had been stopping for gas on her way to ...
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  • Overview of Ignition Interlock Devices
    Florida law takes driving under the influence very seriously. Even a first-time offense can find an accused driver facing not only time in jail, fines and penalties, and a license suspension, but can ...
  • Arrested for DUI in Florida?
    Florida is notorious for its party scene, and it is not uncommon for many individuals to indulge in the lifestyle that the state has to offer. However, when people choose to drink or use drugs before ...
  • Driver Asks Court to Waive Interlock Device Penalty
    A Kenneth City man pleaded no contest to a DUI charge in 2008, had his licensed suspended for one year, and was ready to comply with installing an ignition interlock device in his vehicle to reinstate ...
Local News - Click here to view all posts
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  • Debate Sparked Over Legality of DUI Checkpoints
    When a South Florida lawyer put officers to the test at a DUI checkpoint by keeping his windows rolled up and presenting a sign that said he wished to remain silent and declined any searches, they ...
  • Mother Charged with DUI After Leaving Son in Car
    A Florida mom has been charged with DUI and child neglect after police say she left her child in her car for four hours while she spent time at a bar. The woman allegedly left her 8-year old son in ...
  • MLB Pitching Prospect Arrested in Tampa for DUI
    According to the Tampa Tribune, a 21-year-old pitching prospect for the New York Yankees was arrested on a DUI charge after Tampa officers spotted him driving in the wrong direction in a one-way lane ...
Multiple Offense - Click here to view all posts
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  • When Do I Actually Need a DUI Lawyer?
    A better question is: when wouldn't you need an attorney after a DUI arrest? Even if you are convinced you should just plead guilty, you still need to be aware of what your other legal options ...
  • Tampa Firefighter Charged with DUI, Suspended
    Saturday, July 19, a firefighter was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Pasco County, reports The Tampa Tribune. Tampa Fire Rescue has announced that the 39-year-old man will face ...
  • Wrong-Way Driver Arrested for Second Tampa DUI
    Near 3:00 a.m., officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly driving under the influence. About an hour earlier, drivers had called in to report ...
No Refusal Program - Click here to view all posts
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  • Florida's DUI Blood Tests: Are they Ethical?
    At the moment, an ongoing debate has headed to the Supreme Court regarding police officers who solicit blood tests from DUI suspects who refuse to offer a breath test. According to the University of ...
  • DUI Checkpoints and "No Refusal" for New Year's Eve
    In general, when someone is pulled over by an officer or stopped at a checkpoint and asked to submit to a breathalyzer test, he or she has the right to refuse the test. This is a protection of our ...
Police Checkpoints - Click here to view all posts
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Reckless Driving - Click here to view all posts
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  • Can You Be Charged for DUI with a Legal BAL?
    Drunk driving charges can leave a permanent mark on a person's record, following them around for years to come. What is the best way to avoid DUI charges ? Making sure you are never behind the ...
  • Reducing DUI Charges in Tampa
    In some states, it is not possible to get a plea bargain, where a prosecutor agrees to lower the charge in exchange for the defendant pleading guilty to that charge and accepting the lower penalties. ...
  • How Hiring a DUI Attorney Could Actually Reduce the Cost of a DUI Case
    Even if you are up against your first DUI charge, you could be facing life-altering penalties. No matter how simple or complicated your case, you need to consider several issues before you plead ...
Underage DUI - Click here to view all posts
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  • College Football Star Dismissed After DUI Arrest
    Those that live in Florida love their state's football teams, which is why it was shocking to see that one of the highly-anticipated players from the University of Miami was arrested in ...
  • Arrested for DUI in Florida?
    Florida is notorious for its party scene, and it is not uncommon for many individuals to indulge in the lifestyle that the state has to offer. However, when people choose to drink or use drugs before ...
  • Teen Faces Six DUI Charges for Four-Car Accident
    On Monday, January 20, a four-car accident caused about $27,150 in property damage. Thankfully, no injuries appear to have been sustained in the crash. The driver blamed for starting the chain ...
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