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Category Archives: DUI Defense

Judge

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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DUI10

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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DrunkDriving

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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DUI5

Sentence Overturned on Appeal in DUI Manslaughter Charge

By Matt Olszewski |

A woman’s DUI manslaughter sentence (but not conviction) was overturned on appeal. The appellate court ruled that the presiding judge in the original case inferred that the exercise of the woman’s rights showed a “lack of remorse” and used this logic when handing down the 15 year prison term for DUI manslaughter and DUI… Read More »

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CrimDef4

Florida Man Arrested Twice in One Week on DUI Charges

By Matt Olszewski |

One Florida man has the inglorious distinction of being arrested twice in one week for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Florida highway patrol arrested Henry Francis Davis, 23, on April 22 after he got into a scuffle with another driver. Police witnessed the man get out of his vehicle and then… Read More »

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CrimLaw11

Can You Get a DUI Charge for Driving on CBD?

By Matt Olszewski |

CBD products have become wildly popular in various forms. It can be taken as a pill, baked into food, vaporized in a liquid, and even smoked like you would a normal bud of marijuana. Yet it’s also derived from the same plant as traditional marijuana is. Yet it doesn’t get you stoned. Those who… Read More »

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DUI7

Orange County Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter

By Matt Olszewski |

An Orange County man is facing charges after an accident that took the life of a fourteen-year-old boy. Investigators say that Joel Polanco Sanchez was driving a 2007 Nissan when he attempted to change lanes. His vehicle struck a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica in the next lane over. Both vehicles ended up over the guardrail…. Read More »

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DUI6

Korean Baseball Player Suspended Over DUIs

By Matt Olszewski |

Korean baseball player and former Pirates infielder, Jung Ho Kang, has been suspended by the Korean Baseball Organization following a series of DUIs. Kang will be required to perform 300 hours of community service before he can return to baseball. The league issued a statement the suspension will go into effect after Kang has… Read More »

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Orlando Man Set to Begin Prison Term for 2015 DUI

By Matt Olszewski |

This should serve as a cautionary tale. Nick Nicholas, 36, of Orlando, FL began serving a 12-year prison sentence recently. Nicholas pleaded guilty to a DUI manslaughter, but the judge let him wait to go to prison until his appeal had been heard. Now that that’s happened, Nicholas will report to prison to begin… Read More »

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