Florida Criminal Defense Law Blog

What Anyone Accused of DUI in Florida Should Know

In my opinion, what follows is true in about 97% of all DUI cases. I do not believe that the average intelligent person (with no criminal experience) can read a Florida DUI citation and figure out what is happening to them. This is important because a Florida DUI citation is, from a legal standpoint, a […]

What to Say–And Not to Say–To the Police

A. You have to assume that any officer in your presence has a digital high quality recording device built into his/her uniform. You must also assume that the officer has the ability to turn that recorder off when he/she wants to. The officer may be recording that portion of the interview he/she feels fit to record […]

What to Do If You or a Loved One is Arrested

1. If you can get out of jail on your own, then do so without delay. Do not wait to see the judge. Frequently, your best bet is to be out of jail when your case is set for Initial Appearance the day (or two) after your arrest. That hearing provides a great opportunity for […]

Should I Take the Breath Test?

I know a lot of very smart and knowledgeable people who say that the Intoxilyzer 5000 © (the breath testing device used in Florida) is a reliable testing device. I tell my clients that if they really only had two beers over the course of the whole night (a statement I hear with surprising regularity) […]