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Monday, June 22, 2015

Police Chase In Car Cameras - Florida

Two in car cameras, 5 police cars, a police dog, and a helicopter. Amazing video of a chase in Florida. No one was killed. Left frame is the car behind the suspect. Right frame is the second car behind the suspect. Cops driving twin-turbo Ford Interceptors.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Avoiding DUI For Visitors to Stanley Cup Finals - Amalie Arena - Tampa

Stanley Cup Finals Tampa Police Department DUI Unit
The site of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals in Tampa, Florida near Amalie Arena is in the heart of the Tampa Police Department's intensive DUI enforcement zone. Here is a map of where visitors from Chicago can expect to see tons of traffic enforcement officers.

Link to Interactive Map: 

DUI Officers Watch Bar Parking Lots.

"Tips to watch locations come from Phone Calls from Bar Managers, letters, pictures"

Tampa is well known for tactical use of special teams to conduct traffic stops near sporting events and bars. here is a video of testimony from a former Tampa Police Department Sergeant who was well-versed in police tactics in Tampa Bay.  He has been fired, but his buddies are still on duty.

Stanley Cup Finals DUI Tampa

Traffic cops will be focused on the Channelside area. Assume they watch parking lots, act on tips received by phone and other types of electronic messages. Tips to watch locations come from Phone Calls from Bar Managers, letters, pictures the former DUI specialist said during the final testimony as a Tampa law enforcement officer, "I get all kinds of stuff."

Assume this is also the practice everywhere - Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties in Florida. One DUI attorney has said if "there was a basis for the traffic stop and probable cause for the arrest, how or why an officer got involved in a DUI stop is irrelevant." Be advised.

To Learn More See: Tampa DUI Bars and Restaurants - Map of Hot Spots - DUI Attorney Tampa

According to Wikipedia, "The Stanley Cup (French: La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals." According to our research, the Tampa Police Department will be trying to score some points in a variety of contests to encourage enforcement of Florid'a DUI laws.

Florida Drivers are Targets in Law Enforcement Contests  - DUI Arrest Quotas, Contests, and Prizes

As we have reported, "The State of Florida encourages law enforcement again this year by holding an Olympic-like contest in Orlando. A photo in the report had a cop on foot running behind a traffic patrol motorcycle. This contest kept statistics and awarded performance based on statistical analysis of annual numbers of traffic enforcement actions. They call it the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge. Prizes were awarded for "inventive approaches" to traffic law enforcement. "

To Learn More About Tampa DUI Arrest Contests See:

Florida DUI Arrest Contest Costs $1,720,000 - Tampa DUI

Rating: 4.9 - ‎Review by Google+

Sep 24, 2014 - Read the complete DUI Arrest Contest Winners story here: ... DUI Arrest Contests, Driving under the influence ( DUI ), Arrest Contest ... contests

More DUI Arrest Contest News - DUI Attorney Tampa On Call

Feb 25, 2011 - DUI Defense Attorney Observes: As we continue to tally the awards given to police officers who arrest drivers, we felt this newsletter excerpt ...

      Tampa Florida DUI Arrest Contests Continue

      Jun 11, 2013 - DUI Attorneys continue to be amazed at the contests that Florida DUIcops and probably police forces across the nation seem to have ...

       #nhl #tampabay #lightning #chicago #blackhawks #hawks

      Monday, May 25, 2015

      Pinellas DUI Attorney - Court Costs and Fines

      Pinellas DUI Attorney - Pinellas DUI
      Pinellas DUI Attorney - Pinellas DUI 
      Pinellas DUI Attorney Casey Ebsary reports that Judge William H Overton has announced the new minimum fines and Court Costs for Pinellas DUI cases. They are:

      $745.50 for a first offense,

      $1,008 for a second offense (or 1st offense enhanced), and

      $1,537 for a third offense (or 2nd offense enhanced).

      This does not include costs for Florida DUI Traffic Education / Florida DUI School.

      Pinellas DUI Attorney

      Sunday, May 24, 2015

      Memorial Day DUI Arrests by the Numbers

      Pinellas County, Florida authorities have released the stats. A DUI Wolf Pack was conducted. The weekend included intensive and targeted enforcement on the major roadways throughout the area.

      DUI, DUI Manslaughter, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Possession of controlled substances, Violation of Driver's License restrictions, Misdemeanor arrest, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked with knowledge, Speeding citations, Speeding 50 miles-per-hour over speed limit, uninsured driver, no seat belt citation, Violations of Driver's License restrictions, moving and non-moving violations

      Here is the tally for the weekend - Memorial Day DUI Arrests by the Numbers:

      15 DUI
      1 DUI Manslaughter
      1 DUI with Serious Bodily Injury
      2 Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
      2 Possession of controlled substances
      1 Violation of Driver's License restrictions 
      1 Other Misdemeanor arrest
      3 Driving While License Suspended or Revoked with knowledge 
      5 Speeding citations
      1 Speeding 50 miles-per-hour over speed limit
      2  uninsured drivers
      1 no seat belt citation
      2 Violations of Driver's License restrictions
      24 citations for other traffic violations

      Making arrests were the following:

      Gulfport Police Department
      St. Petersburg Police Department
      Largo Police Department
      Tarpon Springs Police Department

      DUI Enforcement Tactics in Pinellas County

      We have previously reported, "According to the one local Sheriff with the County Sheriff's Office, they enforce DUI Laws, "[b]y using a data driven approach specific areas that have been identified as high crash locations are selected for saturation patrols which are also known as Wolf packs." Pinellas DUI cops aggressively patrol these areas to locate and arrest impaired drivers. Wolf Pack operations may be conducted at any time or place with or without prior warning."


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      Thursday, May 21, 2015

      #DUI: The People’s Guide to Fighting – DUI Defense Book

      #DUI: The People's Guide to Fighting Like An Expert 

      By W.F. ''Casey'' Ebsary Jr

      Our New 86 page color illustrated #DUI Defense book.

      DUI Book Table of Contents

      Introduction: Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?
      3-Step Roadmap to Getting Back on the Road
      The Traffic Stop
      DUI Checkpoints
      Vehicle Seizures and Forfeitures
      Checkpoint Invalidated
      DUI Checkpoint Invalid
      Law Enforcement DUI Checkpoint or Roadblock Manual
      Wolf Packs
      DUI Arrest Contests
      No Bad Driving
      Anonymous Tips
      Traffic Stop by Non Law Enforcement
      The Roadside Encounter
      The Roadside Encounter
      Field Sobriety “Tests” | Not Really
      Video Recording of Police Encounters
      Roadside Policy on DUI Arrests
      Refusal of Roadside Testing for DUI
      Five Field Sobriety Exercises
      HGN – Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
      Five Things to Know About Drug Recognition Experts
      Walk and Turn
      One Leg Stand
      Finger to Nose
      ABC – Reciting the alphabet
      Failure to Follow Proper Procedures
      Phony Reporting Roadside Sobriety Investigation
      Illegal Detention
      DUI Detention After a Crash
      The Arrest
      Targeting Restaurants and Bars
      Citizen’s Arrest
      The Breath Test
      Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test
      Implied Consent Warning
      What Does a Cop Suspected of DUI Do When Asked?
      What About a Driver’s Miranda Rights?
      Breath Test Results Report
      Witnesses Required For Court
      Broken Breath Machines
      Calibration of the Breath Machine
      Tinkering with Intoxilyzer 8000 Breath Machines
      Roadside Breath Testing Not Used
      Portable Breath Testing for Under Age 21
      The Driver’s License
      Florida DUI License Suspension
      DUI Conviction on Driving Record for 75 Years
      Summary of Florida DUI License Suspension Laws
      Failure to Challenge Suspension Within 10 Days
      Consequences of a DUI
      Business or Employment Reinstatement
      Refusal of a Blood Test
      The Court
      Florida Standard Jury Instruction for DUI Breath Alcohol
      Jury Trial Victories
      Acquittal of a DUI Charge
      The Impact
      Vehicle Impounded
      First Time DUI Penalties
      Second Time DUI Penalties
      How to Go to Jail
      Third time DUI Penalties
      How to Get a Felony DUI
      Commercial Drivers and DUI
      Blood Testing
      Hardship License Prohibited

      Paperback Details
      ISBN 9781329123335

      Copyright Law Office of W.F. “Casey” Ebsary Jr.

      First Edition

      Published May 16, 2015

      Pages 86

      Paperback Full Color

      eBook Details
      ISBN 9781329141872

      Copyright Law Office of W.F. “Casey” Ebsary Jr.

      First Edition

      Published May 16, 2015

      File Format ePub

      File Size 825.75 KB

      Formats for Ebook ePub

      Required Software Any ePub Reader

      Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch

      Unlimited # of Devices

      Flowing Text


      Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      Florida DUI Judge Sends Prosecutor Running for Cover - Video

      How a Florida DUI Judge Can Change Your Future

      DUI Cop in Florida
      DUI Cop Claims
      He Made a Mistake
      Photo is NOT the
      Actual Cop - Is Jodi's
      "Cop claims he made a mistake"

      The best DUI defense strategies anticipate the cop incorrectly filling out sworn documents. It happens. In Florida, this Judge would not stand for it. After reversing the conviction, the Judge demanded the Assistant State Attorney file perjury charges against the cop according to Orlando, Florida media sources. 

      "Are you going to nolle pros [dismiss] that case, or am I going to get mad at you today?"

      There are two boxes to check on the standard DUI citation. The sworn officer of the law must state whether the driver blew over a .08 in the first box OR the driver refused to submit to a test. This poor driver neither refused to submit to a test nor blew over a .08. Cop claims he made a mistake.

      "the court is of the opinion that the evidence is 
      insufficient to warrant a conviction. . . . "

      Here is how a typical DUI citation looks when someone is alleged to have failed a breath test.

      Florida DUI Uniform Traffic Citation

      The cop claimed he made a mistake when he checked the first box, that the driver was not legally over a .08, since there was never a breath test administered. When the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) saw the citation, it rubber-stamped the suspension and the  driver's license was suspended. If no one challenges the arresting officer within 10 days, the license is suspended.

      Here are some details about the case:

      Cop pulls lady over for DUI
      Police Officer arrests driver for DUI
      Cop claims there was no one available to give breath test
      Cop issues a DUI citation for DUI over .08 with NO Breath Test

      Can a Florida DUI Attorney get your conviction overturned?

      As a side note, the second box is checked when a driver fails to submit to a chemical test (usually a breath test). These two small sections of a Florida Uniform DUI Citation are very important, since a driver's license cannot be suspended for DUI unless they have been given notice of the suspension for over .08 or for refusal. Usually, a competent DUI Defense Attorney can choose the best course of action.

      "This whole case is fishy,"

      The traffic citation serves as a sworn document that the driver was informed of their rights under the Florida Implied Consent Law and either blew over .08 or refused to submit to a test. If either box is checked and the suspension is not challenged within 10 days of the arrest, the driver's license is suspended.

      Here are some quotes from the Florida DUI Judge video:

      "This whole case is fishy," said the Judge.

      "You know what? … I'm rescinding the sentence. I'm granting the JOA."

      "JOA for the defendant. You're done," The Judge said to the Assistant State Attorney.

      "Are you going to nolle pros [drop] that case, or am I going to get mad at you today?" The Judge queried.

      Here is the Definition of Judgment of Acquittal (JOA)

      A judgment of acquittal is an order by the Court that the Defendant be acquitted. Usually, a request for judgment of acquittal is made at the close of the state's case and at the close of all evidence presented. A motion for judgment of acquittal is made when "the court is of the opinion that the evidence is insufficient to warrant a conviction."  In case the motion for judgment of acquittal is granted, the state may have little or no right to appeal.

      Here is the Florida Criminal Rule on Acquittal Rule 3.380

      (a) Timing. If, at the close of the evidence for the state or at the close of all the evidence in the cause, the court is of the opinion that the evidence is insufficient to warrant a conviction, it may, and on the motion of the prosecuting attorney or the defendant shall, enter a judgment of acquittal.

      (b) Waiver. A motion for judgment of acquittal is not waived by subsequent introduction of evidence on behalf of the defendant. The motion must fully set forth the grounds on which it is based.

      (c) Renewal. If the jury returns a verdict of guilty or is discharged without having returned a verdict, the defendant‘s motion may be made or renewed within 10 days after the reception of a verdict and the jury is discharged or such further time as the court may allow.


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