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Recent Posts in Channelside Category

May 11, 2010

Tampa DUI Arrest Information – Which Hillsborough County Judge Gets Assigned To My Tampa DUI Case

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Hillsborough County your case will be assigned to one of six judges. A DUI charge in Tampa is complex so let our attorneys help you through the process.
March 29, 2010

Another Tampa Trolley Accident But This Time It Wasn’t Drunk Driving

According to police and a story on the car that collided with a streetcar on Channelside Drive this past weekend was not driven by a drunk driver, unlike another trolley car collision in Tampa in January. The most recent crash seems to be the fault of a driver who did not see a stop sign and is expected to be cited with a Florida traffic ticket.

Nobody was injured in the collision but as mentioned previously it is the second such collision between a car and the trolleys this year. In January Joshua Pelletier was charged with DUI in Tampa for running head-on into one of the streetcars.…

March 9, 2010

Tampa DUI Lawyer Fighting To Help DUI Manslaughter Inmate Get A Second Chance

A former federal corrections officer is seeking to have his Florida DUI manslaughter conviction set aside due to mistakes made by his lawyer during his trial. Purdie Burkes was sentenced to five years in prison and still has just over a year left to serve on his sentence. His Tampa DUI lawyer has filed papers with the court asking his case be reviewed.

Burkes was driving in a heavy fog on the morning in which he was convicted of hitting and killing a bicyclist. He had a blood-alcohol level below the legal limit of 0.08 when he was tested via a blood draw but a prosecution expert testified that level would have been higher at the time of the crash.…

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