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Recent Posts in Field Sobriety Tests Category

December 17, 2012

A Look At Tampa Field Sobriety Tests

Bright lights flashing in your rearview mirror. And so begins the Tampa DUI process. Other than a quick conversation with the Florida Highway Patrol officer in your case, your first real contact with the police in a Tampa driving under the influence investigation will come in the form of your field sobriety tests.

In Tampa, there are three standardized field sobriety tests used. Unfortunately for you, these tests are designed for you to fail and give the local police yet another chance to make a DUI arrest. Everything from the intimidating atmosphere on the side of the road with other drivers watching you to the hasty explanation of each test can serve to frustrate your ability to pass the test.…

August 23, 2010

Tampa Bay DUI News – Two Pinellas County Employees Involved In Criminal Justice System Arrested For DUI

Two Pinellas County employees were arrested for DUI this weekend. Tampa Police are increasing efforts to stop drivers for DUI in Hyde Park, New Tampa and along Dale Mabry Highway.
August 11, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Pasco Deputies Arrest Second Grade Teacher On DUI And Drug Charges

This second grade teacher was stopped by Tampa Police for crossing thre lanes at a time. She was arrested for DUI and prescription drug charges.
August 9, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Osceola County Assistant Principal Arrested For DUI In Tampa

This Orlando assistant principal was arrested in Tampa Saturday. He was placed under arrest for DUI.
June 22, 2010

Tampa DUI News– Woman Who Served A Year For DUI Manslaughter Arrested For Second DUI

After receiving one year in jail for a DUI accident that took the life of a 15-year-old girl, this Tampa woman has been arrested on a second DUI charge. She was sentenced as a youthful offender the first time but if convicted of a second DUI her DUI sentence will be much more severe.
June 18, 2010

Tampa DUI Arrest – Actor From HBO Series The Sopranos Arrested For DUI In Tampa

A famous actor in town to promote his new cigar was arrested for DUI in Tampa Thursday night. The Sopranos actor was stopped leaving Hyde Park and arrested for drunk driving.
April 28, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Tampa Man Tries To Escape DUI Charge By Running Deputy Off The Road

A Tampa man was facing DUI charges but decided he would rather try to run a deputy off the road than go to Hillsborough County jail. The plan didn't work out as he was arrested for both DUI and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
March 15, 2010

Tampa Drunk Driving Arrest-The Son Of The Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Was Arrested For DUI Sunday

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s arrested the son of the PinellasPasco County State Attorney on charges of drunk driving in Tampa early Sunday morning. Patrick Thomas McCabe was arrested on charges of DUI with property damage after he hit a fence near the intersection of Miley and Stanley roads in Plant City. He was released on $500 bail.

According to McCabe ran a stop sign and crashed through a chain link fence on the side of the road. When deputies arrived McCabe smelled of alcohol, had red, watery eyes, and was unsteady. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.168, which is double the legal limit.…

February 18, 2010

Tampa Man Falls Asleep Behind The Wheel After A Traffic Stop And Is Arrested For DUI

A 33-year-old Tampa man was pulled over on I-75 in Brooksville Tuesday evening. According to Hernando Today, by the time a second deputy arrived on the scene Julio Angel Class was passed out behind the wheel.
of his red van. Class volunteered for a breathalyzer but no alcohol was detected, He allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for

Class was taken to Hernando County Jail where he bond was set at $500. According to the story the Tampa resident gave a urine sample that police will use to look for drugs in the man’s system. The arrest report states that deputies had to shake Class to get him to wake up.…

December 16, 2009

Being Arrested For DUI Does Not Mean You Will Be Convicted Of A DUI

Being arrested and charged with DUI does not mean you will be convicted of DUI.  A Tampa Defense Lawyer can evaluate your case and keep you from being convicted of a DUI and possibly have your DUI charge reduced.

There are several ways to beat a DUI.  One of the first challenges to any DUI arrest is the reason for the stop of the vehicle.  There are also ways to challenge your performance on the Field Sobriety Exercises by arguing that the area was poorly lit or the ground was uneven.  Finally, there are ways to challenge the breath test results by acquiring the video from the Hillsborough County Jail and evaluating the time frame of your entry into the sallyport area and the time of your first breath sample.…

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