Tag Archives: DUI
Polk county DUI arrest for driving the wrong way on I-4.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a Winter Haven man in Polk County early this morning for DUI after he was allegedly stopped driving the wrong way on I-4. FHP has dash cams on most of their patrol cars so part of the traffic stop was captured on video. ... Read more
New DUI procedures to enroll in DUI School in order waive Formal Review and keep driving!
Today, I was at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Administrative Reviews for a Formal Review. Polk County DUI arrests now conduct these hearings telephonically. While there, a person who was just arrested for DUI was trying to... Read more
What do the DUI roadside Field Sobriety Exercises at the roadside look like?
Recently, professional boxer Adrian Broner was arrested in Ohio for Driving Under the Influence. There was a dash-cam of the stop and of Broner performing Field Sobriety Exercises (FSE's). DUI lawyers DO NOT call these Field Sobriety Tests because these un... Read more
Former Florida State football player arrested for DUI, could affect his draft status.
Former Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested for driving under the influence in Tallahassee early Friday morning. He was projected to go in the 1st round of the upcoming NFL draft, but this may cause him to drop to a lower round in the draft. ... Read more
Woman arrested for DUI wearing a “Hello Kitty” costume.
Halloween is almost here and that means candy, costumes, and parties. Remember to be safe and responsible. There are a lot of children out on the streets Trick-or-Treating and drinking and driving at this time of year can be dangerous. Already, on Sunday... Read more
Tampa firefighter’s 3rd DUI arrest in Pasco County could result in a 10 year driver’s license suspension, felony conviction, and 5 years in Florida State Prison.
Over the weekend, a Tampa Fire Rescue firefighter was arrested for DUI in Holiday, Pasco County. This was allegedly his 3rd DUI arrest with priors in 2001 and 2012. If that is true, if convicted of DUI, there would be a 10 year driver’s license suspensio... Read more
Important information to know about DUI’s, DUI officers, and much more
DUI - IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW! You have 10 DAYS, from the date of your arrest, to request a Formal Review or, for 1st time DUI offenders, waive the Formal Review and obtain a hardship license for the entire administrative suspension time, The Nation... Read more
NFL player arrested for DUI over the July 4th holiday weekend. DUI arrest is possibly driving under the influence of drugs case (DUID).
NFL player Josh Gordon arrested for DUI over 4th of July weekend. He also was ticketed for speeding for allegedly going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. There was no other information about the reason for the stop such as whether he was swerving, weaving, or had a... Read more
Police officer facing drunk driving charge in Florida.
On Friday an Opa-Locka police lieutenant was involved in an accident. The police officer is now facing drunken driving charges after crashing into another vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is alleging that the officer rear-ended a car with his unma... Read more
Judge Sheehan of Hillsborough County Reprimanded by Florida Supreme Court for DUI arrest.
The Tampa Tribune was reporting today that Judge Sheehan of Hillsborough County will be reprimanded for her DUI arrest last year. This will probably be in the form of a written public reprimand. I had blogged about the arrest when it first happened. The ... Read more
Tampa Bay Lightning player Ryan Malone arrested for DUI and felony possession of cocaine.
Tampa Bay Lightning hockey player Ryan Malone was arrested for DUI and possession of cocaine early this morning. The incident allegedly happened in South Tampa. These are very serious charges as a DUI carries a number of penalties and can affect your empl... Read more
Polk County DUI lawyer Thomas C. Grajek attends national DUI seminar focusing on forensic evidence.
In order to insure that my clients receive the most aggressive defense to their DUI case, I recently attended a DUI seminar put on by the National College for DUI Defense in association with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. This seminar focuse... Read more
Polk County DUI Lawyer to attend National College of DUI Defense seminar
This week the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) in cooperation with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) will be holding their annual DUI seminar "Mastering Scientific Evidence". This is a three day seminar that will cover all phases ... Read more
NFL owner arrested for DUI and possession of controlled substances
Jim Irsay, owner of the NFL Indianapolis Colts, was arrested Sunday night for suspicion of DUI and possession of controlled substances. Mr. Irsay faces the DUI charge and three (3) felony counts of possessing a controlled substance. Mr. Irsay allegedly drov... Read more
Justin Bieber field sobriety tests video released
Justin Bieber's DUI arrest in Florida is still ongoing. Recently, the video of him performing Field Sobriety Exercises (FSE's) was released to the public. These are standardized tasks developed by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) ... Read more
Justin Bieber’s Florida DUI arrest in the news again
Justin Bieber's attorney, Roy Black, has filed a motion to block the release of the jail video after his arrest for DUI and drag racing. Various newspaper organizations have been making Public Record Requests for the video. The video in Bieber's case would... Read more
Justin Bieber arrested for DUI in Florida with allegedly a low breath test and urine results to come
As everyone has now heard, Justin Bieber was arrested for DUI in South Florida. Numerous videos of the incident have come out including a cell phone video and a homeowner’s surveillance camera video. These videos can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com... Read more
Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent sentenced for DUI Manslaughter conviction
Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was found guilty of DUI Manslaughter and was quickly sentenced. That is because in Texas, the jury determines the sentence. He was facing up to 20 years in prison. The jury sentenced him to 10 years in probation, but there... Read more
Distinguishing a Florida Misdemeanor from a Felony: A Basic Guide
People are often confused by the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors. Simply put, the difference lies in the severity of the penalties applicable. Criminal law in the State of Florida is usually divided into two categories: felonies and misdemeano... Read more
Former Dallas Cowboy’s DUI Manslaughter trial goes to the jury.
Busy week for NFL football players in the criminal courts. The latest is the DUI manslaughter trial of former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent. He is on trial for DUI Manslaughter in Texas when he was driving home from a strip club and his teammate was killed in t... Read more
National College of DUI Defense
Recently, I became a proud member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). This organization is dedicated to educating our members about the latest issues in DUI cases. This insures you get the best defense of your DUI case. [caption id=... Read more
David Cassidy arrested for 3rd DUI
David Cassidy was arrested over the weekend in California for DUI. He allegedly submitted to the breath test with a result of 0.19, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. I recently tried a DUI case with a breath test level of over 0.19, click this link ... Read more
DUI with 0.19 blow goes to jury trial in Winter Haven
I recently tried a DUI case where my client was alleged to have a breath alcohol level of 0.192 and 0.192. The legal limit in Florida is only 0.08 so that is almost 2 1/2 times the legal limit. To learn the jury's verdict click here: http://www.flcrimedef... Read more
Be safe this holiday season and don’t drink and drive!
Happy Holidays from DUI and criminal attorney Thomas C. Grajek! The holidays are upon us which means a lot of parties and celebrations. While it is not illegal to drink and drive, it is always best to have a designated driver so that your holidays or some... Read more
Alleged Drunk Drivers May Now Apply On Their Own For A Hardship License In Florida
With a recent change in Florida law, DUI-arrested drunk drivers may apply for their own hardship license to allow them to get to work. Florida is deadly serious about not drinking and driving, and if caught, the driver gets an immediate license suspension. ... Read more
Dentist sentenced for Halloween DUI Manslaughter accident.
Yesterday, a Hillsborough county dentist was sentenced to 12 years in prison pursuant to a plea agreement with prosecutors for causing the deaths of two people in a horrible DUI Manslaughter accident during Halloween. The drivers blood alcohol level was 0.13... Read more
Lakeland Police DUI unit in the news again. Arrest outside LPD’s jurisdiction.
Today, another story was brought out in the Lakeland Ledger. Sgt. Lloyd resigned today. He was involved with my DUI case where I discovered blank DUI reports being sworn to as a regular practice at LPD. This resulted in over 40 Lakeland DUI cases being d... Read more
Lakeland Police Department DUI arrest causes problem in court again.
The Lakeland Police Department was back in the news again today regarding one of their DUI arrests. Officer Kellner who works on the LPD DUI unit and is a breath test operator was the arresting officer in this case. The judge was reviewing the driver's cas... Read more
Polk County DUI lawyer attends NACDL DUI Seminar
A couple of weeks ago I attended the National Association of Criminal defense Attorneys' DUI seminar. This was a an excellent seminar that was very educational. I picked up a lot of strategies to help in the defense of my clients arrested for DUI. The se... Read more
Polk County DUI attorney Thomas C. Grajek attends national DUI seminar
Last week, I attended the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's (NACDL) DUI seminar. I am also a member of the Florida Assoc. of Criminal Defendant Lawyers. It is important that you retain an attorney who is a member of these organizations. T... Read more