What is Petit Theft in Florida?

To put it simply, petit theft is theft of property valued at less than $750. Remember that theft, robbery, and burglary are three different crimes in Florida. Robbery typically involves some use of force (or threat of force) while stealing someone else’s assets, and burglary usually requires the defendant to have broken into (or unlawfully remain in) someone else’s dwelling or structure. Burglary does not always Read More

Possession of Marijuana and Other Drugs in Florida

Criminal charges in connection with controlled substances begin with simple possession and increase in severity with charges like trafficking, possession with intent to sell, and importing. This does not mean that simple possession of marijuana is an insignificant crime in the eyes of Florida law. This blog will cover important details of possession of marijuana, including possible jail and prison Read More

Florida Drivers: 5 Things to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices

Certain DUI offenders in Florida might be able to keep their driving privileges in exchange for installing an interlock ignition device (IID) in their vehicle. This device measures the breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) of drivers before they start a car they own or routinely use. This blog will answer some of the most frequently asked questions Floridians have about the state’s IID program.  When is an IID Read More

DUI Manslaughter? Or Vehicular Homicide?

The majority of auto collisions in Florida thankfully result in only minor injuries — or no injuries at all. Of course, there are the few wrecks that require immediate medical care. Some people involved in these collisions pass away. Those who cause wrecks that result in severe bodily injury or death may, depending on a few circumstances, be charged with a criminal traffic offense. Two examples of this type of crime Read More

Defenses in a DUI Case

There are plenty of ways an accomplished attorney can attack the prosecution’s case of DUI. Sometimes, a DUI case can be inherently weakened before the suspect says one word to the police. Below, our firm lays out a few common ways attorneys may poke holes in Florida DUI cases. Accident Report Privilege Not everything you say to a police officer immediately after a crash may be used against you in a criminal (or Read More

What Does it Mean to Be Charged With Enhanced DUI in Florida?

Despite everything we inherently know about the dangers of getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking too much alcohol, we don’t always live up to our best intentions. As a result, many Floridians every year are arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. There is a difference, though, between someone driving just over the .08 BAC limit and someone who has an enhanceable DUI. Read More

The Administrative License Suspension in Florida

Anyone would be reeling after getting arrested for DUI. For good reason, too — there is a lot to do in order to prepare for a possible criminal trial. To add even more worries to the mix, most people facing DUI charges also have to deal with a license suspension completely separate from the criminal repercussions of DUI.  The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) issues a suspension to all Read More

Underage DUI Charges in Fort Myers – Charged with DUI as a Minor? Read Below!

For any person under the age of 21 charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida, the state has enacted a zero-tolerance legal limit of 0.02% blood alcohol content (BAC). For DUI cases involving a driver who is under the age of 21 in Florida, this low legal limit means that even one drink will likely put the young driver over the legal limit. A young person charged with DUI in Fort Myers will need Read More

What To Do if You Got Caught by a DUI Checkpoint

A DUI Checkpoint is a physical roadblock set up by the police. The purpose of the Checkpoint is to assess if the drivers passing by are intoxicated. If you encounter a Checkpoint, you will be stopped and asked to show your license and registration, during which interaction the police will look for signs of intoxication. In several states, a DUI Checkpoint is illegal and considered unconstitutional. In Florida, Read More

Vehicle Impoundment – Get Your Vehicle Back

When you are arrested with a DUI in Cape Coral, your car is often impounded immediately following your arrest. To locate your vehicle, you or your lawyer can contact the police agency which arrested you. The agency will be able to provide information on which tow company was used. After the initial vehicle impoundment, your car is once more subject to a subsequent impoundment if you are convicted. Under Florida Read More