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  • Operation Green Light   Do you have a suspended license for non-payment of tickets? Do you owe the collection company more than what your original ticket was? Check out Operation Greenlight. This give you an opportunity to save money and get your license reinstated all at the same time. Drive right, so you don’t get arrested again. Click …
  • Do you know the difference between a DUI and BUI? Florida is a boater’s paradise. With the open ocean, intercoastal waterway’s, and sprawling lakes Florida accommodates all types of boating enthusiasts. Just because a person is behind the wheel of the boat doesn’t mean they are not subjected to similar alcohol criminal offenses. What is a BUI? Under Florida statute 327.35 it is a criminal …
  • Smell Plus??? There’s a new/old concept coming into play since the passage of the Hemp bill in Florida. The concept is called SMELL PLUS. In short what it means is to articulate a search of the vehicle is no longer enough to have just the order of marijuana emanating from the vehicle to justify the search. You …
  • Florida Strikes Again: DUI on a lawnmower part 2 We talked about all the vehicles you can get a DUI on in this post. Florida citizens are back at it.  In this article a Florida man was arrested after he struck an officer’s car while on his lawnmower. They don’t have UBER for lawnmowers but I think he should have used Angie’s list.
  • Florida Legalizes Smoking Medical Marijuana We predicted it months ago.  A Judge in Tallahassee ruled the ban on smoking prescribed marijuana unconstitutional last May.   This created a conflict in the law.   On May 18,   Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into legislation to repeal the ban on smoking medial marijuana. So What Really Happened Gov. DeSantis filed a motion to Dismiss the State’s …
  • License Plate Readers are now in Wellington Earlier in the year we discussed that license plate  readers were approved in Wellington.   According to WPBF the readers are now operational in Wellington. License Plate Cameras? License plate cameras are stationary cameras positioned throughout the city that constantly read license plates.  They check for bad registrations, possible license issues, and if cars are stolen.   …
  • HERE ARE 20,000 reasons why to hire an experienced DUI Attorney The New Jersey Supreme court rules that 20,000 DWI convictions could be tossed according to this article. It appears that Sgt. Marc Dennis mishandled the instrument that reads Blood Alcohol Content. In addition, the Sergeant was charged with records tampering. The New Jersey supreme court held that 20,667 convictions for DWI could be challenged and …
  • What Happened to Senate Bill 118 Way back when, June 21, 2017, I wrote about an new bill (Senate Bill 118) that would help people on two fronts, getting mugshots removed, and administratively sealing criminal records that were dismissed. The law was supposed to be enacted on July 1, 2018. After July 1, 2018 I went in search of Florida Statute …
  • Urine tests cannot be automatic when there is low BAC Under Florida’s implied consent statute, you have given consent to submit to a breath, urine, or blood test in the state of Florida when you get your driver’s license. The police can only ask for one of these tests incident to a lawful arrest. The most common test administered is the breath test. However, when …
  • Where to do Community Service Hours? This is a commonly asked question by my clients. When a Defendant has to do Community Service Hours for Probation, for Pre-trial Intervention Program, or for a Deferred Prosecution Agreement they have to do them where the Court will accept them. Its not enough that a company that offer hours helps the community, it has …