Citizen Arrest for DUI

Did you know you can be “arrested” by a private citizen, not law enforcement, for a DUI?  In order to make a “citizen’s arrest” a private person must have probable cause just as the police must.  Probable cause is more than reasonable suspicion.  So if a private citizen merely sees someone leaving a bar and

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Evidence in a Florida DUI

Florida, like other states, takes DUI charges seriously, particularly if a drunk driver causes injury while driving. However, there are a number of defenses an experienced DUI defense attorney can raise. Police officers must follow several procedures in stopping or arresting someone for a DUI. A defense attorney can raise procedural errors to get charges

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Double Jeopardy Protection Doesn’t Shield Driver from Disclosure of Results of Blood Alcohol Test Taken by Hospital

A driver’s defense against the admission at trial of a hospital’s blood alcohol content measurement after he refused a law enforcement request to submit to a test was “unusual” but also ultimately unpersuasive. Both the trial court and the 2d District Court of Appeal rebuffed the driver’s double jeopardy claim, ruling that the license suspension

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DUI: Refusal of Breath Test

Many Florida driver’s are unaware that by getting a Florida driver’s license, they are agreeing to consent to a breath test in a DUI investigation.  If you look at the very bottom of your driver’s license it says “Operation of a motor vehicle constitutes consent to any sobriety test required by law.”  In Florida driving

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Pasco Sheriff has your medical records

In a case that’s been ongoing since 2011, the State of Florida is prosecuting Dr. William Crumbley for allegedly running a non licensed pain management clinic, a third degree felony.  The State alleges that Dr. Crumbley wrote over 14,000 prescriptions for pain pills in a three year span. Dr. Crumbley was previously barred by Medicaid

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Meth Evidence Collected in Illegal Florida Traffic Stop Was Inadmissible, Leads to Reversal of Conviction

When encountering people they believe have committed crimes, police officers often become keenly aware of traffic offenses. That’s because even the most minor of offenses creates a valid reason to pull over that person’s vehicle. Without that traffic offense, the officer needs some other well-founded reason why he or she believes that person was doing

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Pasco County Domestic violence

www.fellerwendt.com understand domestic violence -I get why people stay together, when it appears to everyone that the relationship is destined to fail, why people go back to those who emotionally or physically abuse them, why domestic violence happens. In my 10 years of experience, a true domestic violence victim doesn’t call the police, the neighbors

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Palm Harbor, Florida Police Shooting

Disturbing news came out of Pinellas County yesterday, as 73-year old Edward Warren DiGrandi was shot and killed by Pinellas County deputies after arming himself with a gun and breaking into his ex-wife’s home. As in any police shootings the deputies are on administrative leave pending an investigation. (See St. Pete Times article) According to

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DUI First Offense

Protect Your Rights and Your Freedom – Get a DUI Attorney Right Now! Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense across the country.  Some states treat a DUI first offense more severely than others but it always a serious charge.  According to some websites the cost of bail, fines, and lawyers fees can

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DUI Records

As a general rule, DUI records are part of your criminal record and a part of the public record (for adults). The records are searchable and anyone with enough time or money can find them.  And many newspapers publish DUI convictions regularly. While some limitations and restrictions apply to your criminal record, individual charges and your

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Background Check

80% of employers run background checks according CareerBuilder.com I was laid off back in 2009 and decided to be my own boss instead of looking for another job.  But I enjoyed my former career and occasionally still look for a position in the field.  As a result I still have an account on CareerBuilder.  And

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