Category Archives: Hillsborough DUI Attorney

DUI Victim Impact Panel in Tampa

This article was last updated on Friday, February 15, 2019. Once each month on a Monday night, nearly 200 people attend a Victim Impact Panel held at the Jail Assembly Room which is the building at the north end of the Falkenburg Road Jail. The panel is hosted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and […]

DUI Policy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Should officers with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office be fired for a DUI arrest? The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance policy on driving under the influence that has been in effect since Sheriff David Gee took office in 2004. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office that “If a deputy is arrested for DUI, they […]

Interesting Crime Statistics for DUI Cases in Hillsborough County, FL

So what days of the week are most people arrested for DUI in Hillsborough County? It looks like Saturday leads all the other days of the week followed by Sunday and then Friday. Keep in mind that people who drive on a Friday night might be arrested after midnight so it counts as the next […]

To Waive or Not to Waive – Request for Eligibility Review after a DUI Arrest in Florida

Florida law recently changed the rules on formal review hearings after a DUI arrest. Just because you CAN waive your right to a formal review hearing does not mean you SHOULD waive your rights. I’m still telling my clients to let me file the demand for a formal review hearing (instead of forever waiving those […]

The DMV’s Policy at DUI Formal Review Hearings – No Call, No Show, No Problem

This article discusses the absurd position taken by the DHSMV that requires the petitioner to file a “Motion to Enforce a Subpoena” under Florida Statute § 322.2615(6)(c) after a witness fails to appear for a formal review hearing to contest the administrative suspension. Read more about how Florida DUI attorneys can deal with the DHSMV’s “No […]

Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000: Problems with Flow Calibrations Surface Statewide

Judges throughout Florida are beginning to hear evidence about big problems with the way the Intoxilyzer 8000 attempts to calculate breath flow (which is one factor used to estimate whether a sufficient sample of 1.1 liters of breath is provided). If the machine is calculating flow incorrectly then all the other readings produced by the […]

Hillsborough County DUI Investigations by Operation 3D – Don’t Drink & Drive

Watch this new video released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office discussing the tactics used by the “Operation 3D” program. Operation 3D stands for “Don’t Drink & Drive.” The program conducts roadblocks that delay and detain law abiding citizens on the roadways throughout Hillsborough County. Thousands of citizens are delayed or detained just because they […]

Florida’s Rules for 4th DUI Hardship / Business Purpose Only / Employment Purpose Only Permit

Florida changed the rules which permanently barred any person with four DUI convictions from obtaining a hardship license (the “business purpose only” or “employment purpose only” license). The rules are complicated. Even the website for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) does NOT explain it. Many of the provisions have a “Got […]

The Problem with “No Refusal” DUI Checkpoints in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL

The news has been filled with stories recently about the new “No Refusal” DUI Checkpoints coming to Tampa Bay. Other counties in Florida have already experimented with forced blood draws after stopping someone for DUI during a checkpoint or roadblock. Could these types of checkpoints be coming to the Tampa Bay area? Update: Since I […]

CMI’s Arguments on Subpoena Duces Tecum for Intoxilyzer 8000 Source Code in Hillsborough County, FL

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm are engaged in a fight to obtain the source code of the Intoxilyzer 8000 in order to understand numerous glitches that resulted in at least one employee with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to unplug or otherwise falsify evidence that the instruments could not pass routine […]