Florida Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

8Mar, 21

More people are wrongly accused of DUI every year than every other crime on the books. Why do you suppose that is? There’s a couple of reasons. One is, in Florida, we don’t have any pre-arrest chemical testing. We don’t have pre-arrest breath-testing. So, when a police officer decides to make an arrest, he doesn’t ... more

1Mar, 21

Recently, we’ve talked about cases that we’ve been told “could not be won”. Let me tell you a story about a case that I told the prosecutor she could not win. The case ended up going to trial and I was right. She could not win. This was a repeat customer for me. This was ... more

22Feb, 21

We’ve been handling some fairly serious subjects lately, so my good friend Cliff Barnes and I thought we’d talk about a couple of our cases that were the most fun. CB: I’ve had quite a few funny ones but today we’ll talk about the great Oreo Cookie Case. CB: I had the pleasure many years ... more

15Feb, 21

I have people frequently come to see me that either have a Public Defender or are considering a Public Defender, and they want to air their grievances. They’ll tell me, “The Public Defender just works for the State.” Or they’ll say, “The Public Defender doesn’t care about my case, or doesn’t care about me.” Those ... more

11Feb, 21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast

I have started a podcast, simply called The Kessler Law Firm Podcast. This will be a way to share some conversations about a variety of topics related to the law, and about my experiences as a Defense Attorney on the Treasure Coast and, in fact, all over Florida and beyond. Some of these will only ... more

8Feb, 21

One of the main focuses on our work at the Kessler Law Firm is DUI defense. I thought I’d take some time to talk about Formal Review Hearings (some people call Refusal Hearings). For this conversation, I’ll be talking to my good friend Joe Mancini. Joe was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1983, after ... more

15Jan, 21

People frequently come to me for help after someone else has told them, “This case can’t be won.” I like to talk about “cases that can’t be won” that we’ve won. A typical case of that kind is when the State wants to get a driver’s medical records. A driver’s been in an accident, taken ... more

9Jun, 20

A Fort Pierce police officer believes that I hate cops. He wrote that on my Facebook page. I am sorry he feels that way. I do not hate police in general. I cannot think of one police officer I have ever met that I have ever hated personally. I certainly like some more than others. ... more

10Apr, 20
fort pierce criminal defense attorney

This Judge who forced lawyers to appear in person is now dead  This Judge who forced lawyers to appear in person despite the coronavirus pandemic is now dead, according to a news story in The New York Daily News. Johnny Lee Baynes, a judge in Brooklyn since 2005, died on Thursday of pneumonia related to ... more

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