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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Avoid Jail in Pinellas County and Hillsborough County, Florida

Pinellas and Hillsborough County Florida offer alternatives to taking certain criminal cases to trial. A non-violent first-time offender charged with a misdemeanor or third-degree felony may be eligible for a diversion program, often referred to as a Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI), which could result in their charges being dismissed. Though certain counties may call their [ Read More… ]

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Pinellas County Sheriff Releases DUI Wolf Pack Results from 4th of July Weekend 2016

We recently reported that the Pinellas County Sheriff conducted a DUI Wolf Pack Operation on July 1, 2016, through July 2, 2016.  DUI Wolf Packs are alternatives to conducting DUI checkpoints which are often met with legal challenges.   The DUI Wolf Packs are enhanced roaming traffic enforcement specifically focused on identifying and arresting impaired [ Read More… ]

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Field Sobriety Tests and Common Defense Strategies in Pinellas County, Florida

Customarily, when a driver is suspected of drunk or impaired driving the law enforcement officer will request the driver submit to Field Sobriety Tests or FSTs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), FSTs are administered to assist law enforcement in making objective arrest decisions during DUI stops. The most common FSTs performed [ Read More… ]

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Pinellas County DUI Wolf Pack In Effect for 2016 4th of July Weekend

Starting on July 1, 2016 and continuing through July 2, 2016 the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is conducting enhanced traffic enforcement specifically focused on identifying and arresting impaired drivers suspected of DUI. (See the announcement here Pinellas Deputies And Local Police Agencies To Conduct County-Wide DUI Wolf Pack Over July 4th Weekend ) Pinellas County [ Read More… ]

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