Learn Your Options if Arrested for a Crime in Florida

Criminal charges are pending.  What can you do?  What are your options? Learn your options if arrested for a crime in Florida. Depending on your factual circumstances and criminal background there are an array of options for you if arrested for a crime in Florida. We discuss them generally below. Seek Dismissal This is the “homerun” …

36 DUI Defense Strategies That Work

I can’t think of an area of criminal defense that has more potential defenses than DUI. To give you a glimpse of how we think about this stuff, we have put together a list of  36 of our favorite theories of defense in DUI case. Now some of these are pretrial defenses.  That means we …

Outstanding Warrant: An Attorney’s Quick Guide in Tampa, Florida

“I think a warrant has been issued for my arrest!”. We’ve got you covered with a guide on arrest warrants in Tampa Bay, Florida!  Thinking that there is an outstanding arrest warrant and knowing that the police might bang on your door at any moment is trying and stressful.  But take a deep breath, we have …

Reducing a DUI to a Reckless Driving

Reducing a DUI to reckless driving in Florida is not uncommon for individuals that’ve been arrested for driving under the influence, especially if they already understand the advantages. Unfortunately, it’s hard to surmise if your case is a good candidate at the initial or secondary consultation with an attorney.  For one, you haven’t been assigned a …

How to Get a Possession Charge Dropped

Drug Possession Charges in Florida Florida criminalizes drug possession charges. We call these drugs controlled substances, and they are itemized in Florida’s laws. The average sentence for drug possession charges is anywhere between 15 days and 10 years depending on your history and type of possession charge.  List of Drug Charges in Florida Florida has a …

Drug Dealing in Florida

The penalties associated with drug dealing in Florida are more severe than the penalties for simple possession of drugs. While a individual possessing drugs may be eligible for diversionary programs for substance abuse help, Florida’s much stricter with those who are profiting from the sale of drugs. As a result, a proactive defense from the beginning …

How to Beat a Drug Trafficking Charge

Drug Trafficking charges in Florida can be confusing to understand. The purpose of Florida’s drug trafficking statute is noble —to target high-level drug dealers or traffickers and to make sure that these people have very serious penalties above and beyond what somebody gets for being a normal street-level dealer. As a result, drug trafficking charges in …

Florida Law DUI Refusal of Breath Test: What You Must Know

You were arrested. The cuffs were put on. But you followed your gut and refused to blow into the breath test machine. However, the arresting officer said that it could be “used against you”. He took your Florida driver license from you because you refused the to do the breath testing in the breathalyzer. Now …

DUI Urine Tests: Understanding the Law and When it’s Legal

If you have been lawfully arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), then the officer may ask you to submit to a breath, urine, or blood test. As we discuss below, the fact that you were lawfully arrested does not mean that the case can be proven against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Rather, a …

How to Beat a Traffic Ticket in Florida: Advice From a Criminal Lawyer

Every day, people across the great state of Florida are stopped, detained, and ticketed by law enforcement for allegedly committing traffic infractions. While most people decide to pay their ticket and move on with their lives, some choose to fight the ticket in court. Of these people, a great majority retain a criminal lawyer to …

How Self Driving Cars Impact Traffic Law Enforcement [Infographic]

Self-driving cars are expected to become main stream within the next 5 years. Yet, we have little idea how it will impact our daily lives, insurance premiums and traffic law enforcement. Who will get the ticket in a car accident? This infographic compares self-driving cars to human drivers and explores the impact millions of self-driving cars …

Aggravated DUI In Florida: What Does It Mean?

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. It means a person drove a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These substances impair a person’s ability to drive. Drunk driving can cause a car accident or costly speed limit violations. It can even lead to injury, death and jail time. To avoid these …