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Recent Posts in Hillsborough County Category

February 7, 2013

Alleged DUI Setup in Attorney Charles Phillip Campbell Jr. Case

We have been covering the Bubba the Love Sponge Clem defamation trial from the beginning, including the unfortunate timing of his opposing counsels’ very public driving under the influence arrest in Tampa that served to delay the trial a bit. For a quick recap: attorney Charles Phillip Campbell Jr. was arrested for his second DUI (the first one occurring in 2008) after leaving a local Tampa bar. He refused to take a blood alcohol test and his ordeal delayed the trial another week.

Now it seems that there is a little more to the night at the bar than may initially meet the eye.…

December 14, 2012

Hillsborough County Penalties for First DUI Conviction

According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 3,256 DUI convictions in Hillsborough County in 2010. With numbers like that there is one conclusion that you should draw from it—Hillsborough County police take driving under the influence incidents very seriously. Local police are some of the strictest in the state when it comes to locating drunk drivers. In Hillsborough County, police typically perform a breath or chemical (blood) test to determine if the individuals’ blood alcohol content is over the legal limit of .08. Although neither of these tests are fool proof, they are very persuasive evidence against the driver in court.…

November 28, 2012

Immediate and Secondary Tampa DUI Penalties

Drinking and driving are two activities that should be enjoyed independent of each other. Always. A Blood alcohol content level of .08 or above for adult drivers is determined by a blood or alcohol test in Tampa; and although these chemical tests are not always accurate, they are an incredibly valuable piece of evidence to help the prosecution on their way to a DUI conviction.

The DUI process is a terrifying experience for many people. From getting pulled over, to field sobriety tests to the arrest and booking, the real stress comes if there is a Tampa DUI conviction. Florida is considered one of the toughest states in the nation when it comes to penalties for a DUI conviction.…

November 16, 2012

A Look At Alternatives To Jail In Tampa: House Arrest

Sure the fines associated with a DUI are a gigantic financial inconvenience. Perhaps to some people much more than that. But the one thing that so many people worry about during their DUI trial has to do with the potential 

for jail time. Not only is jail an unsavory place but mandatory jail time means that you cannot work and miss out on important pay days to make back the money you spent on the fines. When it comes to driving under the

influence in Tampa, police and prosecutors often try to inflict the harshest punishment possible, which of course includes jail time.

November 12, 2010

Tampa DUI Arrest – Hillsborough County Deputy Arrests Drunk Driver Who Admits To Eight Beers

This Tampa man was pulled over for a DUI and admitted to drinking eight beers. His blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit.
November 5, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Lesser Charge Following Tampa DUI Manslaughter Trial

This Tampa man was facing DUI manslaughter charges in a Hillsborough County courtroom. He was convicted of a lesser charge of DUI.
October 7, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Tampa DUI Lawyer Tells Plea Expected In Fatal DUI Crashes

This Tampa man is likely going to enter a plea to his Tampa DUI charges. The Hillsborough County judge in his case wants to make sure the DUI penalties fit the crime.
September 30, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Tampa Bay Business Finds Loophole In Florida DUI Laws With DUI Scooter

A scooter store in Tampa Bay is making news with its DUI scooter. The scooter is legal to ride without a license allowing convicted DUI drivers an option for transportation in Florida.
September 8, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Eight Months After Deadly DUI Car Crash Riverview Man Charged DUI Manslaughter

Eight months after a deadly crash, a Tampa man has been arrested on DUI charges. The Riverview resident was charged with DUI manslaughter for driving drunk the night of the accident.
September 1, 2010

Tampa DUI News – Tampa Bay Buccaneer Assistant Coach Arrested For DUI

A Buccaneer assistant football coach was arrested for DUI. He was stopped in South Tampa for running a red light.
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