DUI & Criminal Division

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 […]

Driving Under the Influence: The Basics of Florida DUI Charges

COVID-19’s Impact on DUI Enforcement Drinking alcohol is legal if you are over the age 21, but drunk driving isn’t. Prescription drugs are legal if prescribed by your doctor, but driving under the influence of them and it impairs your normal faculties is not. Have you been charged with a DUI in Florida? The Ticket […]

DUI Offense in Florida – Do You Really Need Legal Help

Florida is very strict about enforcing the DUI laws and convicted drivers usually face harsh penalties such as hefty fines, DUI school, community service, probation, license suspension, and even jail terms. So, do you need a Florida DUI Attorney if you get cited for a DUI? If you want to investigate and contest the citation, you can consult […]

2016 Florida DUI Statutes

Title XXIIIMOTOR VEHICLES Chapter 316STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROLView Entire Chapter 316.193 Driving under the influence; penalties.— (1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and: (a) The […]

Florida BUI Penalties

PENALTIES a. Refusing Breath, Blood or Urine Test – b. Criminal Penalties for BUI – A person will be found guilty ofBUI if that person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages or a chemical or controlled substance to the extent that their normal faculties are impaired, or have a blood or breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or […]

What Happens If You Are Pulled Over for Driving Under the Influence

If you have access to a television, then you’ve probably heard your fair share of “Don’t Drink and Drive” PSA’s. However, things happen. People make mistakes. Unfortunately, mistakes for drinking and driving in Florida may come with serious consequences. Not only is it is dangerous for you, it is dangerous for everyone else on the […]