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Jun28

Anchoring Effect: The Mind is Biased by First Impressions..and How It Affects Jury’s At Trail

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Anchoring Effect: The Mind is Biased by First Impressions..and How It Affects Jury’s At Trail

I recently read a psychological article that dealt with biased first impressions, called the “Anchoring Effect”. As a DUI trial attorney it was a stark realization that no matter how hard we fight to educate the public and law enforcement, the old adage “you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression” resonates [...]

Jun11

Supreme Court Update on Blood Draw for DUI Cases….

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Recently the US Supreme Court was contemplating whether DUI cases and the dissipation of alcohol in the blood constitute exigent circumstances enough to allow law enforcement to perform a warrantless blood draw (see our previous blog). In short, they Supreme Court ruled that DUI’s do not justify warrantless blooddraw! McNeeley v. Missori: McNeely was stopped [...]

Jun05

Government monitoring your brain waves to prevent DUI ???

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Government monitoring your brain waves to prevent DUI ???

Scientific Solution to DUI: A Brain Waive Skull Cap You Must Wear to Operate Your Car Alcohol’s ability to impair psychomotor performance and to produce behavioral changes has been well documented throughout history. The use and especially perceived abuse of alcohol has always had a negative impact on society. spawning such activist groups as Mothers [...]

May22

Police “Cry Wolf” and abuse the system to arrest for DUI

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Police “Cry Wolf” and abuse the system to arrest for DUI

The RAMPANT over use of the Community Care Taker Doctrine to arrest law abiding citizens for DUI… The community caretaker doctrine is an exception to the general requirement of a warrantless detention must be based upon articulable and reasonable suspicion that a crime has transpired or is about to transpire. The Doctrine is intended for [...]

May10

WATCH OUT!!! FHP announces checkpoints to begin

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WATCH OUT!!! FHP announces checkpoints to begin

The Florida Highway Patrol (“FHP”) recently announced that they will begin two (2) types of checkpoints. They will conduct either “Drivers License” or “Vehicle Safety Inspections” checkpoints. Pursuant to their policy (FHP Policy 17.07, attached at the bottom of this post) Troopers are authorized to conduct EITHER a Drivers license checkpoint OR a Vehicle Safety [...]

Apr22

Pinellas County Judge Rules in Favor of Protecting Rights

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Pinellas County Judge Rules in Favor of Protecting Rights

Recently Judge Kelly, a Pinellas County Circuit Court Judge, entered a ruling that resulted in Pinellas County law enforcement to video tape all HGN tests and prohibits law enforcement from hiding possible exculpatory evidence, according to TBO.com. Judge Kelly states “Having an officer testify about evidence intentionally not recorded, whether exculpatory or only potentially useful, [...]

Apr15

Do road side Olympics really test normal faculties?

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Do road side Olympics really test normal faculties?

If you are as confused by big fancy lawyer words, like most of the potential jurors that we have an opportunity to meet and talk with, then this post is for you. Aggressive DUI defense starts with knowledge. Knowledge is important not only with the attorney you hire but it is vital for you when [...]

Apr10

DUI and Smart Phones

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With the advances in smart phone technology that has translated to a dramatic increase in alcohol relates apps. There are 122 different alcohol related apps and 22 apps that relate to BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) specifically. 3 iPhone DUI and DWI Apps for Measuring Blood Alcohol Intoxication Levels Responsible drinking begins with proper planning. Everyone [...]

Apr04

Warrantless Blood Draw, The Ultimate Violation of Your 4TH Amendment Right

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Warrantless Blood Draw, The Ultimate Violation of Your 4TH Amendment Right

On January 9, 2013, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a critical area of DUI litigation. The case of Missiouri v. McNeeley (No. 11-1425) concerns a citizens Fourth Amendment rights and guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. In [...]

Mar02

Tampa Leads Florida in DUI Convictions

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Tampa Leads Florida in DUI Convictions

According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles’ 2010 DUI Statistics, Tampa Florida leads all cities with the most DUI convictions. For the year 2010 and comparing the Florida DUI Convictions in the large Florida Counties, Tamp tops the list with 982 more DUI convictions than the next closest city, Miami. Tampa has a conviction [...]

Feb26

Florida Supreme Court Delays Hearing on DUI Test Machine

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Florida justices delay hearing on DUI test machine The Intoxilyzer 8000 (Sun Sentinel file photo / December 4, 2012) Courtesy of the The Associated Press10:49 a.m. EST, December 4, 2012 The Florida Supreme Court has delayed oral argument in a drunken driving appeal that could affect similar cases across the state. Lawyers for three [...]

Feb05

FHP Troopers Required to Make DUI Arrest…..

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An internal memorandum from Captain Tim Cuthane of the Florida Highway Patrol requires Troopers to make a DUI arrest or work extra shifts until they have. Courtesy of Fox 4, Naples, FL: NAPLES, Fla. – Fox 4 getting our hands on an email that some think proves you’re more likely to get pulled over this [...]

Jan23

What Does it Take to Get Arrested for DUI in Florida?

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What does it take to get arrested for DUI in Florida? Answer: In Sarasota and Manatee counties, have an odor of an alcoholic beverage about your breath and person. That’s it, smell like alcohol and you may very well be going to jail! That is pretty scary considering “alcohol” is inherently odorless and it is [...]

Jan11

Field Sobriety Exercises

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These exercises are VOLUNTARY and not mandatory. By performing these exercises you are giving the law enforcement officer the ability to gather evidence against you based solely on his opinion. Let me say that again, DUI is one of the only arrestable offenses where an officer’s opinion is factored in heavily. Field Sobriety Testing has [...]

Jan08

Police Officer Tricks….

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Lets talk about police officer tricks….. If you leave a bar or any house / establishment or beach and have had something to drink you will want to read this…… KNOCK AND TALK: If you have consumed alcohol, driven and arrived home or to your destination you may think that you are safe from a [...]

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