What You Need to Know About DUI Checkpoints | DUI Traffic Tickets

Most people are familiar with the concept of driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints. This is just one method that law enforcement agencies employ to try to snag drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating an automobile. They do this by setting up a transitory blockade, often just by placing a cop car or two along a roadway, with the officers randomly stopping vehicles to question drivers, check drivers’ licenses, assess whether the driver seems… Continue reading: What You Need to Know About DUI Checkpoints | DUI Traffic Tickets

To Sniff or Not to Sniff – K-9 Cops and Traffic Stops

You know, the media can be a wonderful thing, especially when it is used to help people. Some of the ways that it helps the general population is through reporting on world affairs, informing us about the pros and cons of vaccinating our children, and even keeping us updated on weather and traffic conditions. Yet as a powerful medium for disseminating information, the media is also very rarely unbiased because the “powers that be” who control the various media outlets… Continue reading: To Sniff or Not to Sniff – K-9 Cops and Traffic Stops

Spring Break – Not Just Any Florida Vacation | DUI Tickets etc…

Without question, Florida is the number one area in the United States chosen as a great spot to go for spring break. This may be especially true for many students who live in states that have cold, icy winters. Consider the possibility of shoveling the driveway due to an unexpected spring snow storm versus partying on a warm, sunny beach with white sands and blue waters. It’s easy to see how one may be plotting his or her escape to… Continue reading: Spring Break – Not Just Any Florida Vacation | DUI Tickets etc…

New Wrong Way Signs Show Promise in Preventing Injuries

I frequently write about the various offenses for which one can be issued a traffic ticket and the consequences that result from them. I do this because I want to help as many people as I can who get traffic tickets to receive a just outcome. I take that responsibility very seriously; after all, this is my job. I would, however, also like to inform other Florida drivers about various subjects that I come across, whether that be new traffic… Continue reading: New Wrong Way Signs Show Promise in Preventing Injuries

Cops Take a Particular Interest in Vacationer’s Traffic Tickets

Whew! Another tourist season is behind us, spring breakers have departed, and life in South Florida is beginning to return to its usual everyday pace. Granted, that is not exactly a lackadaisical pace, but it is somewhat slower than it is from October through April. Before you issue a sigh of relief, keep in mind that summer is just around the corner, and we all know what happens during the summer. Just when we wave goodbye to the college students… Continue reading: Cops Take a Particular Interest in Vacationer’s Traffic Tickets

Fatigue Can Be Fatal | Traffic Tickets and Death

Stories about drunk driving and the tragedy that can result from it seem to be daily news. We see accounts of these incidents splashed across the front page of local newspapers or hear reports of them on the news during the dinner hour. There are several national, state, and local organizations that are set up specifically to try to prevent drunk driving accidents through raising awareness and getting politicians to enact legislation, and rightly so because the number of deaths… Continue reading: Fatigue Can Be Fatal | Traffic Tickets and Death

DUI – Be Polite but Curb Your Cooperation | Don’t Convict Yourself

There is never a good excuse to drink and drive. Even if you have only had one drink, the complications that it can add to your life if you get pulled over or stopped at a DUI checkpoint are far greater than any enjoyment you may have gotten from an alcoholic beverage. Even if your driving and behavior is perfectly normal, it only takes one slightly suspicious police officer to make you jump through proverbial hoops of a roadside sobriety… Continue reading: DUI – Be Polite but Curb Your Cooperation | Don’t Convict Yourself

DUI Checkpoints | Ways Around Them?

As a DUI Lawyer, I have seen just about every type of gimmick, trick, old wives tale and urban legend that exists concerning Driving Under the Influence. However, after reading about U.S. Boarder Agents stoping “foreign looking” U.S. Citizens at non-boarder locations and asking for ID, I dug a little deeper. It seems un-American to stop and question anyone who is not seemingly breaking the law. Isn’t that what the 4th Amendment is all about (The right of the people… Continue reading: DUI Checkpoints | Ways Around Them?

Florida Tourist or Just Another Traffic Ticket Target?

Summertime! So many people from all across the country fantasize about the day the school doors swing shut for a couple of months during the summer. Often families take this opportunity to throw suitcases into the trunk, pack up the kids and sometimes the pets, and hit the road heading south to the balmy beaches of South Florida. The allure of tropical weather, tropical breezes, and maybe a couple of tropical drinks can be compelling even if you don’t have… Continue reading: Florida Tourist or Just Another Traffic Ticket Target?

DUIs, Field Sobriety Tests, and Breathalyzers

Imagine this scenario – You finally managed to rustle up a babysitter so that you and your spouse can finally enjoy a date night. You partake in a little candlelight, a glass of wine, and no demands from the kids. As you are driving home, you encounter a Miami-Dade DUI checkpoint. No big deal, right? Not necessarily. The cop who stops your vehicle detects the particular odor of alcohol, so he asks if you have been drinking. You see no… Continue reading: DUIs, Field Sobriety Tests, and Breathalyzers