Tag Archives: FL

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

Bradenton “Sex on the Beach” couple scheduled for sentencing today

Today the infamous couple convicted of having "Sex on the Beach" are scheduled to be sentenced today.  I have previously posted about this case explaining how serious this charge can be at: http://www.flcrimedefense.com//2015/05/florida-couple-found-guilty... Read more

Bartow DUI lawyers explain where to sign up for DUI School if arrested for DUI in Polk County

The majority of people arrested for DUI in Polk County will have to enroll in and complete DUI School.  DUI is substance abuse treatment program.  In a DUI case this usually means substance abuse counseling for alcohol.  A DUI may be based upon controlled s... Read more

Bartow criminal lawyer teaches future bail bond agents

On Thursday, it was again my pleasure to teach future bondsmen and women about the criminal court system.  If you would like to be a bail bond agent and help assist people to get out of jail, you can more information at http://bailbondedu.com/, Florida's lea... Read more

2nd District Court of Appeals rules police holding driver’s license is a seizure

Last week, the Second District Court of Appeals overturned a Defendant's conviction for possession of a controlled substance (carisoprodol).  The rulings by the 2nd District Court of Appeal are binding on the county and circuit court's of Polk County.  That ... Read more

NTSB porposes lowering the legal limit in DUI cases to 0.05 from 0.08

Last week, the NTSB proposed lowering the legal limit for Driving Under the Influence cases from 0.08 to 0.05.  In Florida, the legal limit is 0.08.  Also in Florida, a driver with a breath alcohol under 0.05 is presumed to not be impaired.  The NTSB feels ... Read more