What Are the Different Types of Field Sobriety Tests in FL?
In our last blog article, we discussed some of the basics of what happens in a Driving Under the Influence investigation in Florida. We focused on Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus—or the “Eye
Exercise”—part of the Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises. We will not focus on the next “SFSE” known as “Walk and Turn.” A Florida DUI officer or...Read More
Will the officer make me recite the alphabet backwards?
A few years back there was a viral video of an apparent driving-under-the-influence (“DUI”) investigation where a deputy asked a driver to recite the alphabet backwards. Numerous friends sent it to me and many seemed to be in an uproar over the unfairness of such a task. The most common comment I heard was, “I couldn’t do that sober!”...Read More
No parent ever plans to receive that call, but it happens to thousands of parents in the United States each year. You receive a call informing you that your child has been arrested. Instantly, you are overwhelmed with what to do – this is normal. Most individuals are not aware of what steps to take immediately after their child’s arrest. But, the actions you take could make a difference.
The “insanity” defense is widely used in TV dramas and is popular among court cases shown in local and national news. While it seems like a quick way to get away with a crime, claiming insanity as a defense is much more complex – and unrealistic – than people realize.
One accused of a crime may acknowledge that he committed the crime, but argues that he is not responsible for doing so because...Read More
When you are looking for a DUI attorney in Florida, you will most likely speak with a few attorneys before picking one to represent you. Consultations, which are typically free, are the best way to get to know a prospective attorney – and to decide if he or she is the right fit for your case. The best and most qualified attorneys will always welcome and appreciate client questions. It is...Read More
In Florida, there is a criminal process that must be followed in all cases – including domestic violence. If you are accused of domestic violence, a state attorney may charge you with an accusation of crime using one of two ways:Filing and information, or
Impaneling a grand jury to return a true bill.What is important to realize is that if you are arrested, law enforcement is not in charge...Read More