Obtaining a hardship license in Florida following an arrest for DUI used to require either 30 or 90 days of what was termed “hard time.” this term did not refer to incarceration rather to the amount of time that the Florida driver was prohibited from having any form of license whatsoever. Under the previous administrative … Read more Obtaining a Hardship License
DUI arrests are fewer than ever claims Fort Lauderdale DUI Defense Attorney Bill Direnzo. This isn’t due to fewer impaired drivers but rather the reduction of enforcement officers by BSO. See the recent episode of “State of Arrest” where Broward County DUI task force is discussed. DUI Task for dwindles to fewer than 4 officers … Read more DUI arrests continue to decline in Broward County Florida
The first form of an automobile “black box” was first introduced by General Motors in 1990. Although somewhat rudimentary in comparison to today’s event data recorders, the DERM system served a very similar function and paved the way to the widespread use of the ever-evolving device used today. Use of the device was so successful … Read more Event data recorders in DUI manslaughter cases
There is an abundance of conflicting information out there when it comes to immediately obtaining a work purposes driving permit from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles following an arrest for DUI. Until changes in the law went into effect in 2013, persons arrested for driving under the influence would have to wait either 30 days or … Read more Conflicting advice about obtaining a hardship license following an arrest for DUI in Florida.
The reserving of an opening statement in first offender DUI trials cannot be overstated when it comes to tactical advantages enjoyed by the simple, yet often overlooked strategical option. Many assistant state attorney’s charged with prosecuting first-time DUI offenders simply lack the experience required to anticipate a defense attorney’s reserving of an opening statement. This … Read more THE TACTICAL DECISION TO RESERVE OPENING AT TRIAL