Florida Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

10Jul, 11

When I was young, cheaters in baseball were rare. Sure, there was a Gaylord Perry and his greaseball.  Perry, a truly exceptional pitcher, won over 300 games in the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, with the help of a little Vaseline. “Gaylord is a very honorable man,” Cleveland Indians president Gabe Paul once said.  “He ... more

10Jul, 11

The Westboro Baptist Church is coming to town.   These horrible people delight in staging “protests” at the funerals of American soldiers.  These demonstrations feature picket signs with such slogans as “God Hates Fags,” “You’re Going to Hell” and “God Loves Dead Soldiers.” They are coming to picket at the funeral of U.S. Army Spc. Jordan ... more

8Jul, 11

I was pushed for time today, so I swung into a burger joint for a quick lunch. Seated in the lobby were two men, at different tables, loudly complaining about the Casey Anthony verdict. One was absolutely irate. “That’s what’s wrong with the Court System in this County,” he ranted. “You’re innocent until proven guilty! ... more

30Jun, 11

For the most part, people call me for help after they have already been arrested. One of my first tasks is learning what the police know about my client and his or her case. A good starting point is often to ask, “Well, what did you tell them?” The answer to this question is often ... more

17Jun, 11

Defenses related to the admissibility of the prosecution’s breath testing evidence. If you did submit to a State administered breath test, the prosecution must prove that at the time of your test the electronic equipment was in proper working order, that it had been properly maintained, and that the breath test was conducted in a ... more

19May, 11

To be allowed to tell the jury your breath tests results, the prosecution must first “lay a foundation” to support the introduction of the “numbers” that are to be considered by the jury. The prosecutor must establish that the machine was in good working order and that it had been used in the manner approved ... more

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