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Pinellas County Sheriff Offering Labor Day Weekend Specials

Pinellas County Sheriff Offering Labor Day Weekend Specials Labor Day Weekend abounds with Specials.  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is offering their own “Special” in the form of Saturation patrols to target DUI drivers throughout Pinellas County over the Labor Day Weekend.  This is one “Special” you should avoid. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office utilizing [ Read More… ]

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Lights, No Camera, Action – Police Body Camera Use In Tampa Bay

Over one year ago we wrote about the use of body cameras by local law enforcement agencies in our blog, “Your Next Interaction With Police May Be Video Recorded.” Today, many of our local law enforcement agencies have still not adopted the technology and are refusing to do so. Today, only the Pasco County Sheriff’s [ Read More… ]

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How Many Drinks Is Over The Limit in Florida? The Answer May Surprise You.

In Florida a law enforcement officer can make an arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) based on the officer’s observations of indicators of impairment.  An officer may use general observations and Field Sobriety Tests to reach probable cause for a DUI arrest. After the arrest for DUI has been made, the officer will ask [ Read More… ]

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DUI Wolf Pack Operation Set for 4th of July Weekend 2017

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, and continuing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 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. July 2017’s [ 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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