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2017 Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement and DUI Wolf Pack Follow-Up

Memorial Day 2017 DUI

We recently reported on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office leading another “Wolf Pack” operation focusing on apprehending drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI).  While the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has not officially announced another DUI Wolf Pack for the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, there is no doubt that enforcement efforts will be [ Read More… ]

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Update: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) – A Questionable Success

Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program - Update - 05-10-17

We wrote extensively about the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) in our blog last November shortly after it was launched – read the original blog here: Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program – The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown  – that blog outlined the program, eligibility criteria, as well as [ Read More… ]

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Your Next Interaction With Police May Be Video Recorded

Axon Body Camera

Recently, Axon the company formerly known as Taser International recognized for their Taser stun guns, has offered a free body camera to every sworn law enforcement officer in the United States.  See https://www.axon.com/info/offer .  The offer is in fact a free body camera and supporting software for a 1-year trial period.  But that may be [ Read More… ]

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DUI Wolf Pack Operation Set for May 5, 2017 Weekend

DUI Wolf Pack - 05-05-17

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017, and continuing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting enhanced DUI enforcement through the use of a “DUI Wolf Pack.”  “Wolf Pack” is the name the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office has given these DUI operations that are [ Read More… ]

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Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Groung Law Florida

Expanding the Florida Castle Doctrine The Castle Doctrine is an old common law adage that a “man” has a right to defend his castle. The legal theory behind the Castle Doctrine is that when a person unlawfully enters another’s home, then the homeowner does not have to flee. Before Stand Your Ground (SYG) was enacted [ Read More… ]

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Florida Highway Patrol Running “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” On New Year’s Eve 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017

Drive-Sober-or-Get-Pulled-Over

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing their participation in the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through New Year’s Eve 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017.  The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is a national campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce deaths and injuries stemming from [ Read More… ]

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Alternative Sanctions Program in Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Violation of Probation Attorney

Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino signed Administrative Order Number 2016-058 PA/PI-CIR on September 9, 2016. The administrative order expanded the Alternative Sanctions Program (ASP) to Pasco County by updating previous administrative orders. Administrative Order 2014-079 PI-CIR established an ASP through collaboration between the Sixth Judicial Circuit (the Court) and the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) and [ Read More… ]

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Appointment of Judges to Hear Certain Violations for Veterans in Pasco County, FL

St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

On August 24, 2016, Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino signed Administrative Order 2016-052 PA-CTY addressing the Appointment of Judges to Hear Certain Misdemeanors and Local Ordinance Violations for Veterans at a Satellite Location. The administrative order is intended to assist in the reduction of outstanding non-violent misdemeanor warrants and warrants for failure to appear for local [ Read More… ]

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Case Files in Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney

Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino signed Administrative Order Number 2016-019 PI-CIR on April 1, 2016. The administrative order dealt with the creation and maintenance of electronic and paper case files. While the Court continues to transition to electronic case files in order to achieve a comprehensive electronic documents system, Administrative Order Number 2016-019 PI-CIR establishes that [ Read More… ]

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Assignment of Traffic Cases in Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Traffic Offenses Attorney

On March 23, 2016, Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino signed Administrative Order 2016-016 PI-CIR addressing Assignment of Traffic Cases. The administrative order updated the list of agencies that issue traffic citations in Pinellas County and amended the procedure for assigning criminal traffic cases for citations issued by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, [ Read More… ]

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