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  • 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 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 …
  • License Plate Cameras are Coming The City of Wellington are looking to get 30+ license plate cameras to be set up throughout the town.  Recently the town counsel voted in favor of the cameras. What are 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 …
  • CBD Legal? Illegal? Fact and Fiction A question that has come up to me recently is whether or not CBD oil is legal in the State of Florida.   This is a tough question to answer because state law and federal law seem to be at odds with each other throughout the country. Some can argue that state law does not endorse …
  • MUGSHOTS.COM Owner Arrested For years, this blog has been commenting on the problems with websites who obtain police booking photos and disseminating them for pecuniary gains. Mugshots.com owner, a Palm Beach County resident, was recently arrested for a violation of the California law prohibiting the tactics Mughots.com were implementing. If you are new to this, essentially when someone...