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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST DUI OFFENSE IN FLORIDA

  • December 27th, 2013
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One out of every 135 people will be arrested for driving under the influence each year, according to the National Highway and Safety Administration’s Annual Traffic Safety Report. And even though the government and nonprofit organizations have long invested in expensive…

IS A DUI A FELONY IN FLORIDA?

  • October 25th, 2013
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One of the most common questions I’m asked as a St. Petersburg DUI Attorney is, “Is a DUI a felony?”In short, it depends. DUI Conviction Penalties in FloridaThere are different factors involved in determining whether your DUI will be considered a…

IS YOUR MUGSHOT MUGGING YOU OF YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS?

  • October 18th, 2013
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How the Press Uses Your Mugshot to Gain More Viewers I’m a big believer in the First Amendment. However, the rise of newspapers using mugshots to drive traffic has been of obvious concern. I’ve had many clients who’ve had cases…

GOOGLE AND BANKS PROVIDE RELIEF FROM MUGSHOT WEBSITES

  • October 7th, 2013
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It appears that after prodding by the New York Times, Google has changed its search algorithm to give less importance to mugshot websites. For approximately the last two years, the sites mugshots.com and Florida.arrests.org have capitalized on Google’s search algorithm to make mugshots appear…

PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS RUNNING MISDEMEANOR PROBATION

  • October 4th, 2013
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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has taken over misdemeanor probation and they’re taking a long-needed, hard look at making the system more efficient. What You Need to Know About Probation in Pinellas The probation office will be relocating to 14500…

WHY HIRE A LAWYER TO REMOVE MUGSHOTS FROM THE INTERNET

  • September 9th, 2013
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There are many websites offering mugshot removal services offering their services at very low rates. However, very few of these sites let you know who they are or where they’re located. And, about the only thing worse than having your…

NEW BLOWS TO DUI DRIVING PRIVILEGES

  • August 26th, 2013
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If you’re pulled over for DUI, should you blow in the Intoxilyzer or refuse to take the test?It’s a difficult decision and recent statutory changes may influence your decision.Your LicenseA person arrested for DUI is subject to a suspension of their Drivers…

RICK SCOTT RIPS BONG BILL INTO LAW

  • July 5th, 2013
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On June 5th, 2013, Governor Rick Scott of Florida approved a bill known as House Bill 49 – Drug Paraphernalia Bill (aka “Bong Bill) making it illegal to posses certain drug paraphernalia that’s intended or designed for drug use. Pipe Nightmare Initially…

OBTAINING INSURANCE AFTER A DUI CONVICTION

  • June 18th, 2013
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In our car-centric society, where most adults need or want a clean driver license for transportation and work, a DUI conviction can be one of the most problematic legal entanglements that a motorist may encounter. There’s no question it’s going to be…

NEW SUPREME COURT RULING ON DUI AND DIRECT BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS

  • May 21st, 2013
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A significant new ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court could and will have consequences nationwide for drivers accused of DUI. A landmark ruling arising from the DUI arrest of Tyler McNeely, a Missouri man, establishes that police must generally obtain a warrant…

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