Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ignition Interlock Device in all Florida DUI Cases? HB 681 and SB 864

It looks like the Florida legislature is one step closer to making a watered down change to Florida’s DUI laws. On February 29, 2012, the Florida House of Representative passed Florida 2012 HB 681 with 109 YEAS 109 and only 6 NAYS. The companion bill pending in the Florida Senate (called Florida SB 864) has […]

DUI Checkpoints in Pinellas County to Increase Throughout 2012

Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County Sheriff, announced that “Wolfpack patrols” and DUI checkpoints will occur once a month starting in February of 2012. Update: Most recent DUI checkpoint in Oldsmar, Pinellas County FL, on 9/28/12 nets 12 arrests including 5 DUI arrests. The first such DUI roadblock/checkpoint was scheduled for Friday night, February 17, 2012, beginning […]

Florida SB 1810 – Creating New Strict Liability Standard for DWI Drug and Marijuana Cases

Florida has yet to legalize or even decriminalize the possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use. Instead, the Florida Senate is moving toward creating a law which would create a “per se” or “strict liability” standard for any driver with low levels or trace amounts of residual marijuana in their urine or […]

New DWI Law in Florida – SB 1810

Florida Senate Bill (SB 1810) introduced by Senator Stephen R. Wise, Republican, on January 7, 2012, would change Florida’s DUI laws to a DWI standard. DWI stands for “Driving While Impaired.” The proposed legislation amends the term “under the influence to the extend normal faculties are impaired” to “impaired to the extent that the person […]