Tag Archives: GRAJEK

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

Why should I hire an attorney for my criminal case? I’m just going to plead guilty

If you have been arrested, I offer a free office consultation.  There are many things an arrested person needs to know before they go to court including that you may have a defense to the crime you did not even know about! Unfortunately, I get many calls m... Read more

Florida couple found guilty of “Sex on the beach” and now will be classified as sexual offenders and face prison time.

Today, a Bradenton couple was found guilty of having sex on a Florida beach.  This is a VERY serious crime in Florida because each person was charged with committing a lewd and lascivious act which subjects them both to 15 years in Florida State Prison AND be... Read more

Aaron Hernandez guilty murder verdict proves why you should be very careful before you talk to the police!

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murder today.  After days of deliberation the jury returned their guilty verdict.  Why did the jury find him guilty?  The jurors said it was because Hernandez lied to owner Robert Kraft about th... Read more

I was arrested, what are my obligations under Florida’s “Discovery” Rules of Criminal Procedure.

If you have been arrested, one of the first things a criminal defense attorney does is file a "Demand for Discovery" and serve it on the prosecutor.  This helps prepare the defense of your case by requiring the prosecutor to turn over information and evidence... 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

Tampa radio personality arrested for solicitation for prostitution which carries mandatory $5,000.00 civil fine unless criminal charge is dismissed

This time it was the Tampa Police Department running a prostitution sting in response to neighborhood complaints about prostitution in the area.  A local radio personality was arrested in the sting Tuesday night on a charge of unlawful acts as a precursor to ... 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

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

Air bag black box recorded results ruled admissible in trial for leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Most vehicles now have air bags in them for safety reasons in case of an accident.  However, these air bag control systems are often referred to as the “black box” or “event data recorder" in motor vehicles.  After an accident, this device generates a... Read more

Problems at Lakeland Police Department continue

The ongoing problems and investigation into the Lakeland Police Department continue.  The Ledger reported today that the State Attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit issued a "No Confidence' letter for two LPD officers.  You can read the article here: http:... 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