For many drivers, the sight of red and blue lights in the rearview mirror and the sound of police sirens can be a source of stress and anxiety. But for those who have consumed alcohol, the stakes are even higher. Despite a legal blood alcohol limit of .08 in Florida, drivers who register below this...Read More
Can Eating Donuts Trigger False Positive BAC Test Results?
Lakeland DUI Defense Attorney Lists Foods That Can Inflate BAC Results Police departments often use breathalyzers to conclude whether a driver is too intoxicated to drive - even though the tests are well-known to give false results. One of the most common triggers for a false positive BAC test result from a breathalyzer is food....Read More
These 5 Tips Could Help You Avoid A Holiday DUI
Polk County cracks down on DUI this time of year. Holiday celebrations often include alcohol. But, whether it's wine, champagne, beer, or liquor, it's never a good idea to drink and drive. In Polk County, police typically turn up the heat on DUI enforcement this time of year to snag allegedly intoxicated drivers and charge...Read More
What Are Miranda Rights and Why Are They Important?
How to use your right to remain silent in Florida "Miranda rights" are often depicted in movies and shows, but the actors don't always provide an accurate look at the law. Your Miranda rights protect your freedom during an arrest. Supported by Constitutional Amendments, they give you the right to remain silent and the right...Read More
What To Do If Your Child Is Arrested in Polk County or the Tampa Area
Polk County Isn't Afraid to Charge Teens With Felonies There's a myth that the juvenile justice system is "easier" than the adult court system. This is flat-out wrong. Juvenile arrests are very serious. More than half of the juveniles arrested in Florida last year were charged with felonies. If your son or daughter was arrested, you...Read More
Solicitation Charges & Sting Operations in Florida
Make sure you know your rights and don't let your reputation suffer. Recently, Tampa Bay area residents got news of yet another sting operation: over the course of four months, undercover Hillsborough County detectives arrested 176 men who were trying to buy sex, most of whom are currently facing charges related to solicitation of prostitution,...Read More
What Is Considered A High BAC For A DUI In Florida?
You may face harsh penalties if convicted of DUI with a high BAC. Drivers charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida often face severe consequences if convicted of DUI. This is especially true if drunk drivers have a high BAC based on their DUI breath, blood, or urine test. What is considered a...Read More
What Happens to Your CDL When You Get a DUI?
Get a defense attorney who can protect your career Florida DUI charges are always high-stakes, but the stakes are even higher when you're a commercial driver. All it takes is one conviction to completely derail your career. That's why you need a strong, spirited defense right off the bat, from an experienced Florida DUI attorney...Read More
Your Legal Rights at a DUI Checkpoint in Florida
Protect your interests when you're pulled over You're driving on US 27, US 192, State Road 17, or another road or highway in Polk County when you see a sign warning you of a DUI checkpoint ahead. Do you know what your rights are? The first thing you need to know is that police DUI...Read More
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Goes to Trial
Make sure you're prepared to fight for your future You may have heard that most criminal defendants never have their day in court. Even the most conservative estimates say that over 90% of criminal cases don't make it to trial. So, if you're charged with a crime, it's statistically likely that your case will be...Read More