Tag Archives: jury trial

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

Florida legislature’s attempt to repeal “Stand Your Ground” Law fails.

This week, the legislature's latest attempt to repeal Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law failed.  This means that a person does not have a duty to retreat if attacked.  The proposed bill was soundly defeated by a vote of 11-2.  This law has been the subject ... Read more

Lakeland DUI arrest gets massive news coverage after DUI trial.

This week I obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict after a jury trial in my client's Lakeland DUI arrest.  Due to my investigation into the Lakeland Police Department's procedures in DUI cases, the news picked up on this story.  My preparation for the case and cross-... Read more

George Zimmerman trial starts tomorrow with jury selection the most important part of a criminal trial

George Zimmerman is charged with 2nd degree murder for allegedly killing Trayvon Martin last year.  Get ready for a deluge of media coverage for another Florida “crime of the century” after the Casey Anthony trial.What exactly is jury selection or “... Read more

Prostitution trial results in guilty verdict

Today, the jury reached a guilty verdict in the Zumba prostitution case that made headlines across the country.  The prosecutor accused him of managing the prostitution business allegedly run by the Zumba instructor, Alexis Wright.  Wright’s case is still ... Read more