Tag Archives: DUI

What did New Port Richey Police Chief Kim Bogart Say About Covering Up Driving Drunk to a Traffic Homicide Investigation?

So the media has completely ignored the fact that the New Port Richey Police Department tried to cover up a detective driving drunk in his agency vehicle to a traffic homicide investigation – everyone except Mike Deeson with WTSP 10 News. Read the story here – Chief Kim Bogart on why New Port Richey Police […]

The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective

On Wednesday, I was combing through records for the one-and-only Intoxilyzer 8000 breathalyzer that belongs to the New Port Richey Police Department (NPRPD). The Serial Number of the breath test machine is 80-001064. As I was scrolling through the pages of breath test readings on the FDLE website, I came across a startling discovery – […]

Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

Although the vast majority of DUI cases are charged as a misdemeanor, the answer to that question ultimately depends on a host of factors. In fact, we have counted at least 15 different ways that a DUI could be charged in Florida. Below is a quick summary of the statutory maximum penalties allowed under Florida […]

Watch Out for Falling Surge Protectors – More Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000

When Florida purchased the Intoxilyzer 8000 it needed an easy way to show a jury that the machine worked. To do this, officials with the State of Florida worked with the manufacturer of the machine to designed a series of monthly tests. The monthly test is called the “Agency Inspection.” At trial the prosecutor admits […]

Florida’s New Laws for DUI Administrative Suspensions and Reviews

Beginning July 1, 2013, the rules for the administrative suspension of a driver’s license after a DUI arrest, and the right to review that administrative suspension will change. Criminal defense attorneys who practice DUI defense will have to act quickly to understand the legislative changes. Update: Click here for a “How to Guide” on conducting […]

Anthony Palese – FHP DUI Super Trooper

Why does Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Palese make so many arrests for DUI each month? And more importantly, why does the Florida Highway Patrol hand out these awards for “High DUI Trooper of the Month“? Out of all the FHP troopers in the entire state of Florida, Trooper Anthony Palese with Troop C’s Tampa […]

Pinellas County DUI “Wolf Pack Patrols”

Sergeant Howard Skaggs of the┬áPatrol Operations Bureau for the┬áPinellas County Sheriff’s Office just issued a press release on recent “Wolf Pack patrols” in Pinellas County. The most recent roving patrol occurred on December 21, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. through December 22, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. What is a Wolf Pack Patrol? The “Wolf Pack patrol” […]

It’s Back – “Lawfulness of the DUI Arrest” Again an Issue at the DHSMV Administrative Review Hearing

After a DUI arrest in Florida the driver can request a formal or informal review hearing to contest the administrative suspension of the driver’s license. That administrative suspension can range from 6 months to 18 months. The hard suspension (no driving for any reason) that can range from 30 days to 18 months. The administrative […]

No More Tampa DUI Video of Breath Testing

Tampa DUI Lawyer discusses DUI video tapes and cameras at the central breath testing in the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office jail and the jail commander’s new policy of not allowing cameras to be installed in the newly built DUI breath test unit.