DUI & Criminal Division

Florida DUI Penalties 2024 Update

Driving intoxicated in Florida is not just risky; it’s downright perilous. As we sail through 2024, the state has doubled down on its efforts to combat this hazardous behavior, tightening the legal screws and amplifying penalties for offenders. Buckle up as we traverse the legal landscape of DUI penalties in the Sunshine State. Picture this: […]

Celebrity DUI and Traffic Stops

Famous people pulled over just like you and me and here’s proof. Get ready for celebrity traffic stops part one. The big news this week: Justin Timberlake was arrested for DUI in the Hamptons however there are few details at this moment. In the meantime, here are few other notable celebrity brushes with the law. […]

New FDOT Funds For Hillsborough County DUI Enforcement

According to a Jan 22nd 2024 Hillsborough County press release, DUI enforcement will not be letting up anytime soon in 2024. After locking in additional FDOT funding for increased patrols through Sept 2024, we expect the Tampa area to continue to be the Florida’s DUI hotspot. Read the HSCO’s release below: “The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s […]

Pinellas County Is Serious About DUI Arrests

In our previous blog we highlighted that the Tampa Bay Area is Florida’s DUI hotspot for several years in a row. Further, Pinellas County is the place where law enforcement makes the most DUI arrests in the entire state. Local agencies here regularly apply and receive extra money from grant programs to conduct extra DUI […]

Tampa Area Is Florida’s DUI Hotspot

Of the 44,000 DUI arrests in the state of Florida, 7967 or 18% happened in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. By comparison, Miami and Broward only had 4,700 combined. This is clearly the state’s “DUI Hotspot” due to aggressive enforcement by local agencies. In fact in 2022, they made twice as many DUI arrests in Tampa […]

Why You Should Avoid A DUI Charge In The Florida Keys

Reason 1 – It Can Become Very Costly A DUI conviction goes beyond just legal consequences like jail time and suspended driving privileges; it also poses a significant challenge to your financial wellbeing.  As per the data from Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles, the total cost – inclusive of fines, insurance hikes, attorney charges – […]

What to Know About DUI in Monroe County

Don’t go home with an extra souvenir from your vacation. Monroe County DUI by The Numbers In 2022, law enforcement officers in Monroe County issued 575 citations for DUI across all of the Florida Keys. The majority of the arrests are made by local sheriff department (418) only 22 were made by FHP and 129 […]