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If I Blew Into A Breathalyzer Or Provided A Blood Sample, Am I Automatically Guilty Of DUI?

By OA Law Firm |

Defendants are never “automatically” guilty of anything in American courts. However, they can be almost automatically guilty, if that makes any sense. Florida, like all other states, has a per se DUI law. In ye olden days, an adverse chemical test result was only a presumption of intoxication. Now, it’s absolute proof of intoxication,… Read More »

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Top Five Juvenile Offenses

By OA Law Firm |

Many parents have been lulled into a false sense of security by the overall decline in juvenile arrests since the 1990s. When it comes to the most common juvenile crimes, authorities are still very aggressive. Some parents are blindsided when their children are arrested. They know a juvenile conviction is a serious matter, but… Read More »

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Resolving White Collar Criminal Matters In Hillsborough County

By OA Law Firm |

Emotional criminal trials are a staple on movies and TV. But in reality, fewer than 5 percent of criminal cases go to trial. Due to case backlogs, which are even worse in the post-coronavirus era, many defendants must wait a year or longer for their day in court. Furthermore, trials are very risky. Jury… Read More »

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Search Warrant Requirements In Florida

By OA Law Firm |

During Colonial times, British officials used blank search warrants, called writs of assistance, to search private property, ostensibly for evidence of smuggling. Of course, there were a number of abuses, especially since these blank search warrants were transferable. So, Congress quickly added the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The states quickly ratified this amendment,… Read More »

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Challenging The FST Results In A Florida DUI

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved three Field Sobriety Tests for use in DUI arrests. Although most scientists claim these tests reliably indicate whether the subject is intoxicated, each test has some serious flaws, as outlined below. FST results are critical in both test and non-test DUI prosecutions, so regardless of the… Read More »

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Five Ways To Get Off The Sex Offender List In Florida

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In the early 1990s, when sex offender registration laws first popped up, they enjoyed almost universal support. But over the years, that support has steadily eroded, even among the advocates who pushed for these laws to begin with. The 1994 Jacob Wetterling Act, which was the first national sex offender registration law, is a… Read More »

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Dealing With Aggravated Assault Charges In Hillsborough County

By OA Law Firm |

Summertime warm temperatures affect us physically and mentally, according to the somewhat controversial heat hypothesis. We are more likely to lose control of our tempers and lose control of our bodies. Indeed, aggravated assault arrests usually peak in early summer. After a year of lockdowns and partial lockdowns, this effect might be more pronounced… Read More »

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Procedural Defenses In Drug Trafficking Cases

By OA Law Firm |

At least subconsciously, many Hillsborough County jurors believe that “drug dealers” are the worst kind of criminals. As such, they are anxious to believe the prosecutor’s version of events in these cases, so they can punish these defendants as much as possible. Therefore, a procedural defense based on the Bill of Rights is often… Read More »

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Three Quick Ways To Overturn A DUI Checkpoint Stop

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Normally, before they detain motorists for suspicion of DUI or any other reason, police officers must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. The Supreme Court has watered down this rule to the point that any evidence-based hunch usually suffices. Officers can even erroneously detain people illegally, as long as they had a good faith… Read More »

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Endgame: How A Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Could Resolve Your Case

By OA Law Firm |

Most legal disputes settle out of court. In fact, trials resolve fewer than 5 percent of the criminal cases in Hillsborough County. These negotiations are much like any other negotiations, at least in many ways. No one would bargain over the price of a car without knowing some basic supply and demand facts. Similarly,… Read More »

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