Monthly Archives: February 2011

Florida’s Rules for 4th DUI Hardship / Business Purpose Only / Employment Purpose Only Permit

Florida recently changed the rules which permanently barred any person with four DUI convictions from obtaining a hardship license (the “business purpose only” or “employment purpose only” license). The rules are complicated. Even the website for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) does NOT explain it. Many of the provisions┬áhave a […]

Friday Night’s Pinellas County DUI Checkpoints

You know how we feel about police roadblocks. Not to overstate the concern, but DUI checkpoints or roadblocks represent a serious threat to our Constitutional rights to avoid unreasonable searches. In fact, the Founding Fathers thought the threat of “unreasonable searches” were so important they wrote a limitation against it into the Fourth Amendment. Then […]

Matthew E. Malhiot, Former FDLE Departmental Inspector, Now Expert Defense Witness on Intoxilyzer 8000

Matthew E. Malhiot formerly worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a departmental inspector. He has worked with the Intoxilyzer 8000 since its inception in Florida. He was also intimately involved in the development of the Florida software. The software allows for some of the numerical results to be reported, while other numerical […]

Boating under Influence ( BUI ) Arrests at Gasparilla

This article was last updated on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, FL, represent clients throughout the greater Tampa Bay area on boating under the influence (BUI) charges. Visit our case results to learn more about a BUI case we recently took to trial in Pasco County. We […]