Monthly Archives: October 2018

How Do I Modify My Probation?

Modifying Terms and/or Conditions of Probation If you are on probation you can request to modify the terms of probation at any point. Below are the steps you should take: File a motion to modify probation Request a date and time for your case to be heard File a notice of hearing and send a… Read More »

What the Police Aren’t Telling You About Field Sobriety Tests

Have you checked your driver’s license lately, did you know that by operating a motor vehicle you are consenting to any sobriety tests required by law, but you may wonder which ones are required? You are not required to submit to field sobriety tests. I repeat you are not required to submit to field sobriety… Read More »

Arrested for DUI, but I Blew Under the Legal Limit?

You can still be charged with a DUI even if you blow under .08. Florida’s DUI jury instruction states that DUI can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt one of two ways. Either you have a .08 blood breath alcohol content or the State proves that you were under the influence of alcohol to the… Read More »

DUI Hardship Licenses in Florida

There Are Two Types: Business Purposes Only – this type of hardship license restricts your driving only to necessary activities related to your livelihood. This includes your commute to and from work, driving to school, on the job driving, and driving for church or medical visits Employment Purposes Only – a work purposes only hardship… Read More »

Should I Submit to a DUI Breath Test in Florida?

Yes. Failure to take a breath test in Florida will automatically result in the temporary suspension of your driver’s license, and on a subsequent DUI, failure to submit to a breath test is a misdemeanor in the first degree. Refusing a breath test won’t stop you from being charged with a DUI. Take the test… Read More »

DUI & Miranda Warnings

If you have watched the show cops, you probably have heard this statement before: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…” This statement is known as the Miranda warning. In a DUI investigation the Miranda warning is not required unless… Read More »

Traffic Stop Turned Into an Unlawful Detention

The typical scenario begins with the driver being stopped for a simple traffic infraction. The officer then requests to conduct a search of the vehicle and upon denial of the request a k-9 unit appears. The k-9 alerts the officer and then the officer finds drug paraphernalia, a controlled substance, or some other type of… Read More »