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Category Archives: DUI Defense

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Man Will Face DUI Charges Related to Deaths of Three

By Matt Olszewski |

A Leesburg man is facing DUI manslaughter charges for a crash that took the lives of a 13-year-old girl and her parents on Christmas Eve of 2019. Thirty-three-year-old Zachary Waldo was recently brought in after evading law enforcement for months. The accident occurred on December 24, 2019, at around 8:30 in the evening. Investigators… Read More »

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Man Says Donald Trump Drove Him to Drink After Crashing Golf Cart

By Matt Olszewski |

A man from The Villages is facing charges of operating a golf cart under the influence of alcohol. Eighty-two-year-old Cary De Van was extracted from a one-vehicle golf cart crash on July 30. De Van said he hit a wall inside the tunnel while trying to return home. Police believe De Van hit a… Read More »

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Florida Man Crashes Into “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Sign”

By Matt Olszewski |

A Florida man, who was driving with a BAC of over twice the legal limit, was arrested after driving into a sign that read, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” according to the police. Bounty Cheramy hit the sign with his blue Mazda on August 30 at around 12:30 a.m. according to police. Cheramy… Read More »

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What is Accident Report Privilege and How Does it Apply to DUIs in Florida?

By Matt Olszewski |

Florida law requires that all drivers who were in an accident report the accident immediately. However, this requirement, in some cases, would force a driver into incriminating themselves, which they have every right not to do. Florida thinks it’s so important that these accidents be reported, that nothing you say while reporting the accident… Read More »

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Driver Crashes into Patrol Car, Charged with DUI

By Matt Olszewski |

A Daytona Beach Shores driver crashed into a police patrol car just recently. She admitted to police that she’d had several glasses of wine and took prescription medication before the accident occurred. When the crash occurred, the officers were speaking to two teenage girls who had been apprehended following a retail theft. The incident… Read More »

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DUI9

Man Charged in 2019 Death of Good Samaritan

By Matt Olszewski |

Damian Bradford was one of three men who had stopped along the road to help with an unrelated accident. In that accident, one pedestrian was struck and killed. While they were rendering aid, a second vehicle struck the men, injuring two and killing Bradford. Police have finally traced the vehicle back to Christian Andres… Read More »

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Retired Judge Arrested for DUI

By Matt Olszewski |

A retired circuit court judge has been arrested and charged with DUI after she crashed her vehicle. Sixty-one-year-old Amy Lee Smith-Dodgin blew a .168 according to Palm Beach authorities. Officers were responding to a call of a hit-and-run crash when they came upon Smith-Dodgin’s vehicle which had significant front-end damage. According to police, officers… Read More »

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Pinellas County Man Arrested for Ninth DUI

By Matt Olszewski |

A 61-year-old Largo man is facing his ninth DUI arrest since 1988. A motorist called 911 to report an apparently drunk man behind the wheel of his truck. The motorist followed the driver until he was pulled over by police. Officers noted that Gary Joe Haney showed signs of impairment and that there was… Read More »

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LadyJustice

Sealing or Expunging DUI Records in Florida

By Matt Olszewski |

Every state has some statute on sealing or expunging records of arrests or convictions. Typically, there is a waiting period before the records can be expunged or concealed. In Florida, those convicted of DUI or any related offense are barred from ever sealing or expunging their record. That means that a conviction for simple… Read More »

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Drunk Teen Creates Mayhem Trying to Flee a Party

By Matt Olszewski |

A 16-year-old is in deep after drunkenly attempting to flee a party. The teen managed to hit four other teens while attempting to escape the scene of a vacation rental home. Police arrived to the scene amid noise complaints causing the immediate dispersal of several teens. The four victims were standing at the mouth… Read More »

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