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In an 8-1 decision on Wednesday, May 29, 2018 the Supreme Court decided that the “automobile exception” to the 4th Amendment and the warrant requirement, “…does not allow police, uninvited and without a warrant, to enter the curtilage of a home to search a vehicle parked therein.” – The “curtilage” of a home is the…

Sterling Brown, an NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks was tazed and arrested back on January 26 when an officer detained him for having his vehicle illegally parked. Body camera footage was just released showing the incident. It shows one officer calling for backup and at least half a dozen more officers showing up. Brown…

Pay your bail or stay in jail? It’s part of an ongoing discussion on bail reform regarding the inability of some without means to post or pay bail while others facing the same go free until their day in court simply because they can afford it. Google ‘bail reform’ or ‘bail hurting the poor’ and…

Its not a new law in Florida, but it is one you should know. Supporting your local car dealer or favorite team can come at a cost.Police can stop you if your license plate is covered, and we’re not just talking about the big actual tag numbers and letters. It is nothing new, but a recent…

What Happens If I Get A 2nd DUI In Florida? A 2nd DUI has different punishments depending on if your 1st DUI was within 5 years prior. In Florida, DUI’s are a minimum mandatory crime. This means the court must impose certain conditions for a DUI conviction. These penalties become harsher depending how many DUI’s…

If you are arrested for a DUI or BUI should you blow? Inevitably, a DUI client will sit across from us and ask if they should have provided a breath sample or “blown.” While this is the most common question related to any DUI case, it is one with no specific answer. As the question implies,…

What is Attorney-Client Privilege? Attorney-Client privilege is a client’s right to refuse to disclose, and to prevent any other person from disclosing, confidential communications between a client and their attorney. In Florida, communications between an attorney and their client are deemed privileged meaning they are confidential. What this means is that absent any exceptions or waivers, neither…

Nurse Arrested For Protecting Patient’s Blood Arrested for doing her job, a Utah nurse who refused to give law enforcement her unconscious patient’s blood sample is just another example of law enforcements bully tactics to get evidence they’re not necessarily entitled too. Florida Statute §316.1933(2)(a)(1) states: Notwithstanding any provision of law pertaining to the confidentiality…

  As criminal defense attorneys, we are often told by our clients that an officer didn’t read them their Miranda Rights. The truth is that law enforcement is not always required to read suspects these rights. In Florida, and all over the United States, every criminal suspect is entitled to certain rights, the most important…

How can I drive after I get arrested for a DUI in Southwest Florida? What happens after you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)? Likely, unless you’ve been accused of this offense before the details of what happens after this type of arrest remain a mystery. Typically, the first and most pertinent question…

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