March 11, 2018
Orlando DUI Lawyer

Understanding Florida Field Sobriety Tests

What Are Field Sobriety Tests? If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence, law enforcement may ask you do field sobriety tests. Typically, there are three different exercises that people are asked to do: Walk & Turn One-Legged Stand Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) The Walk and Turn exercise is used to study a person’s ability to divide attention.  A person must follow verbal instructions while also doing physical activity. You are instructed to take nine steps, heel-to-toe, along a straight line. After taking nine steps, you must turn on one foot and return in the same manner […]
February 3, 2018
Florida DUI on Horse

Can You Be Arrested For DUI In Florida While Riding A Horse?

The idea that you can only be arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) while operating a motor vehicle is a common fallacy that has garnered widespread discussion. This notion was recently highlighted when police in Lakeland, Florida arrested a woman for riding her horse down a busy highway while intoxicated. Polk County police charged the 53-year-old woman with drunk driving, even though she was on a horse, not driving a car. Multiple drivers called into the police station to report the woman after close-calls were made by cars swerving around her horse. Upon arriving at the scene, officers had […]
December 14, 2017
Orlando DUI Lawyer

DUI Defense: What Happens If The Cop Didn’t See Me Driving?

Clients often ask my advice when they’re facing DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges in Florida. Perhaps the most recent question in DUI law that has been brought to my attention is whether the police can make an arrest for DUI without having personally witnessed the suspect behind the wheel, actually driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated and a crash didn’t occur. There are two cases that provide clarity on how your DUI charges might turn out under circumstances like these. The first is a 2011 case, M.W. v. State. (51 So. 3d 1220 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2011)). In […]
July 12, 2017
Orlando DUI Lawyer

5 Things We Can Learn From Celebrity DUI Cases

5 Things We Can Learn From Celebrity DUI Cases Celebrities are constantly in the news, but sometimes it can be for all of the wrong reasons. We’ve all seen the occasional mugshot floating around after an arrest of a high-profile individual. There is a lot we can learn from celebrities who have been arrested or charged with a DUI.   In Florida, your mugshot is public record. In Florida, if you are arrested your mugshot is instantly public record. Just ask Tiger Woods. This means that your mugshot can be accessed by anyone. Hopefully in the future if your record […]