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Category Archives: DUI Defense

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Doral Police Officer Arrested on DUI Charge

By Matt Olszewski |

A Doral police officer was arrested and charged with simple DUI in the Florida Keys. This isn’t the first time we’ve written about police officers being charged with DUI. Police officers and other public officials have higher rates of alcoholism than the general public. Many suffer from PTSD related to things that they see… Read More »

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Challenging Blood Alcohol Tests in Florida DUI Cases

By Matt Olszewski |

How accurate are blood alcohol tests and field sobriety tests? The truth is that they are not necessarily as accurate as the police would have you believe. While some tests are more accurate than others, all tests need to be performed using specific guidelines to be valid. In this article, the Orlando DUI attorneys… Read More »

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Tampa Man Charged with DUI After Death of Pedestrian

By Matt Olszewski |

A 23-year-old Tampa man is facing DUI charges after he struck and killed a pedestrian walking on the Adamo Drive roadway in Tampa. Police were sent to the scene after the pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck on Adamo Drive. Although first responders attempted to administer life-saving procedures, the pedestrian later died of… Read More »

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Did a Florida Police Officer Open a Bottle of Liquor to Charge a Tallahassee Man with DUI?

By Matt Olszewski |

After the arrest of a 56-year-old Black man in Tallahassee, Florida on DUI charges, leaked body camera footage appears to show an officer opening a sealed bottle of alcohol. Whether or not the officer opened a sealed bottle of liquor is important to the man’s case. The officers are alleging that the container was… Read More »

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Florida Man Faces Charges of DUI Manslaughter After Driving on the Shoulder

By Matt Olszewski |

Florida police arrested a man accused of driving under the influence after he plowed into the back of another vehicle which triggered a second crash that resulted in the death of its driver. The 31-year-old Lady Lake resident is facing charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death,… Read More »

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Woman Arrested After Going 120 in a 55, Attacking Officer with Fingernails

By Matt Olszewski |

Police officers pulled over a St. Petersburg woman as she was going 120 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer put his lights on and then said that the woman tried to evade the traffic stop, resulting in a high-speed chase. The situation turned uglier after the officer noted the woman had slurred… Read More »

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Florida Woman Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge After Killing Cyclist

By Matt Olszewski |

An Ocala woman was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of DUI after she struck and killed a bicyclist, according to police. The 43-year-old defendant was arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash with a death, the Ocala Police Department reported in a news release. Police say… Read More »

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Hulk Hogan’s Son Arrested for DUI in Florida

By Matt Olszewski |

Florida police recently arrested the son of famous wrestler Hulk Hogan in an alcohol-fueled driving incident in Clearwater, Florida. Clearwater police allege that Nick Bollea was driving under the influence and refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to the complaint and arrest affidavit. Police say that in the early morning hours, Bollea’s vehicle… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Implied Consent Law

By Matt Olszewski |

Florida law requires all drivers to submit to chemical testing if they are detained on suspicion of DUI. While you are legally allowed to refuse chemical testing (in most circumstances), there are severe penalties for doing so, and you can still be charged and convicted of DUI. Every driver gave the police consent to… Read More »

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Jury Convicts Repeat DUI Offender of Injuring Two Children

By Matt Olszewski |

An Orange County jury recently convicted a 44-year-old defendant of DUI causing property damage or personal injury. According to prosecutors, the defendant was in a gas station when he backed his pickup truck into the passenger side door of another vehicle causing injury to two children, ages 7 and 12. The 7-year-old was attempting… Read More »

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