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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Gasparilla Arrests - Updated



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According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's records there were few arrests at Gasparilla 2016. UPDATE: The final tally from the Tampa Police Department (TPD) was 24 misdemeanor arrests and 2 felony busts.  The Florida Game Commission made a BUI Boating Under the Influence arrest in Hillsborough Bay, there was some Disorderly Conduct, and a few Driving Under the Influence charges. Standby for official announcement from law enforcement source.

Channel 28 initially reported #Gasparilla Arrest Update: "Tampa Police . . . two felony arrests & 21 misdemeanor busts."


UPDATE

Tampa Police Department Reports Felony Arrests


1 aggravated battery/active warrant
1 battery on a law enforcement officer

2 Total Felony Arrests for Gasparilla 


Misdemeanor Charges Reported by the Tampa Police


4 possession of marijuana
3 adult underage drinking
3 boating under the influence
3 disorderly conduct
3 resist arrest without violence
2 trespass after warning
1 battery
1 open container/striking a police horse
1 open container
1 petit theft
1 possession of a synthetic drug
1 open container citation

24 Misdemeanor Arrests for Gasparilla
  
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

16 Tips For Surviving Gasparilla Piratefest Invasion

How to Survive Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

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Tampa Police Department (TPD) used to arrest between 200 and 400 people each Gasparilla on alcohol charges. Now many are issued civil citations for violating the open container law which includes a fine of $75 - $450. In 2012, TPD issued 302 open containers violation civil citations. Tampa Police Department also arrested 8 pirates for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and 27 underage drinking pirates.

Believe it or not, it is possible to enjoy the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion without waking up with a criminal record or regretting your own birth. Tampa Police Department (TPD) is on a mission to protect and serve during this years Gasparilla Festivities. As you are walking around you may feel like someone is watching you.. You aren't just paranoid, "Big Brother" is watching. The Tampa Police Department has been using mobile surveillance camera units put in place to help secure the Republican National Convention last year.

Tampa Police believe the cameras will help to stop fights and find lost children.  American Civil Liberties Union of Florida president Mike Pheneger said,"It sounds like (Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor) wants to use them [the cameras] for a set of problems that haven't materialized in previous Gasparilla parades." The Tampa Police will also use Bobcat Golf Carts, bicycles, Segways, and horses.

So here are some guidelines to follow so you wont need legal representation.

Gasparilla Wet Zone Map 2016
Gasparilla Wet Zone Map
2016
Strictly Enforced By the TPD:
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Open containers only permitted in designated areas
  • Alcohol may not be consumed from kegs or large vessels
  • Must purchase alcohol from vendors
  • Only cans or plastic bottles permitted; no glass or Styrofoam cups or containers
  • Use port-o-lets and other restroom facilities, no public urination
  • No Fighting
  • No Property damage
  • No Trespassing - the parade goes through residential neighborhoods be respectful of their private property.
  • No nudity or flashing (not even in exchange for beads)
  • No Public intoxication
  • No Driving under the influence
  • No motorized vehicles or bicycles
  • No Weapons
  • No Illegal drugs
  • No coolers
Some Good Ideas:
  • Park Remotely - There will be plenty of parking at Raymond James Stadium with a shuttle to the parade route. There is also parking in the Ybor City Garage and take the street car trolley. Some will park in downtown Tampa and Channelside garages or parking lots.
  • Drink water. Standing outside can dehydrate you and alcohol won't help.
  • Eat before you start drinking.
  • Assign a Designated Driver or plan on taking a taxi home.
  • Don't throw away recyclables look for recycling receptacles.

Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/police-will-watch-gasparilla-crowd-with-cameras-bought-for-rnc/1270946

Friday, January 29, 2016

Gasparilla Wet Zone Map

Gasparilla Wet Zone Map shows alcohol can only be consumed in approved areas; no drinking in neighborhoods. Legal Alcohol Zone and Gasparilla Parade Map Download.

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Is there a history of arrests at the Gasparilla Pirate Parade?


In 2010 there were 5 BUI Boating Under the Influence Arrests. The Police, Sheriff's Office, Coast Guard, and Florida Fish and Wildlife will be using a Mobile Facility this year to process arrests made on the water. See video at bottom of this article. Many of these charges listed below are criminal charges that can result in a permanent criminal record

What are Common Criminal Charges From The Gasparilla Weekend?



Possession Open Container
TPOR0064 POSSESSION OF OPEN CONTAINER one of the most commonly charged offenses in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Sec. 3-40. - Consumption and possession of open containers on streets, sidewalks, alleys and other public property.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage upon any street, sidewalk, alley or other public property, including public or semi-public parking lots, within the city.

(1) As used in subsection (b), "open container" means any vessel or container containing an alcoholic beverage, including beer or wine, which is immediately capable of consumption or the seal of which has been broken.

(2) An open container shall be considered to be in the possession of the person if the container is in the physical control of such person.

What happens to people found with open containers of alcohol in restricted areas?


Tampa Open Container Ordinance Sec. 3-40. - Consumption and possession of open containers on streets, sidewalks, alleys and other public property.

(a)It is unlawful for any person to consume, assist or aid another to consume any alcoholic beverage upon any street, sidewalk, alley or other public property within the city.

(b)It is unlawful for any person to possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage upon any street, sidewalk, alley or other public property, including public or semi-public parking lots, within the city.

(1)As used in subsection (b), "open container" means any vessel or container containing an alcoholic beverage, including beer or wine, which is immediately capable of consumption or the seal of which has been broken.

(2)An open container shall be considered to be in the possession of the person if the container is in the physical control of such person.

(c)Subsections (a) and (b) do not apply when:

(1)The street, connecting sidewalk or alley has been officially temporarily closed upon application to the director of public works and the approval of the city council for the purpose of a block party as provided in this Code; or

(2)A portion of a sidewalk has been leased and permitted as a sidewalk café as provided for in chapter 22 of this Code; or

(3)Public property has been zoned and permitted for the sale of alcoholic beverages pursuant to law; or

(4)A portion of the street, connecting sidewalk or alley has been marked and/or designated as a crossing for a public golf course.

(Ord. No. 99-229, § 1, 10-28-99; Ord. No. 2007-19, § 2, 2-1-07)

What happens to people arrested or charged with underage drinking?



Possess Alcohol Under 21 
MISC0112 POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BY PERSON UND is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

562.111 Possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under age 21 prohibited.

(1) It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years, except a person employed under the provisions of s. 562.13 acting in the scope of her or his employment, to have in her or his possession alcoholic beverages, except that nothing contained in this subsection shall preclude the employment of any person 18 years of age or older in the sale, preparation, or service of alcoholic beverages in licensed premises in any establishment licensed by the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco or the Division of Hotels and Restaurants. Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 562.45, any person under the age of 21 who is convicted of a violation of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083; however, any person under the age of 21 who has been convicted of a violation of this subsection and who is thereafter convicted of a further violation of this subsection is, upon conviction of the further offense, guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(2) The prohibition in this section against the possession of alcoholic beverages does not apply to the tasting of alcoholic beverages by a student who is at least 18 years of age, who is tasting the alcoholic beverages as part of the student’s required curriculum at a postsecondary educational institution that is institutionally accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and that is licensed or exempt from licensure pursuant to the provisions of chapter 1005 or is a public postsecondary education institution; if the student is enrolled in the college and is tasting the alcoholic beverages only for instructional purposes during classes that are part of such a curriculum; if the student is allowed only to taste, but not consume or imbibe, the alcoholic beverages; and if the alcoholic beverages at all times remain in the possession and control of authorized instructional personnel of the college who are 21 years of age or older.

(3) In addition to any other penalty imposed for a violation of subsection (1), the court shall direct the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to withhold issuance of, or suspend or revoke, the violator’s driver’s license or driving privilege, as provided in s. 322.056.


What are some of the Common Charges From The Gasparilla Weekend?



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DUI Driving Under Influence
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316.193 Driving under the influence; penalties.

(1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and:

(a) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;

(b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or

(c) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.


More  Charges From The Gasparilla Weekend.



DUI Over .08
If you have been charged with TRAF1015 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE UNLAWFUL BREATH A (DUI determined with a Breathalyzer Intoxilyzer Machine) you can call a Tampa DUI Lawyer at 1-877-793-9290 and tell me your story.


TRAF1015 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE  UNLAWFUL BREATH A (DUI determined with a Breathalyzer / Intoxilyzer Machine) one of the most commonly charged offenses in Hillsborough County, Florida.

316.193 Driving under the influence; penalties.

(1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and:

(a) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;

(b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or

(c) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.

Police Will Also Be on the Lookout For:



Open Containers Permitted Only Along The Parade Route - In Designated Areas

Must Be 21 Or Older To Consume Alcohol

Alcohol May Not Be Consumed From Kegs Or Large Vessels

No Glass Permitted

Use Port-O-Lets Or Other Restroom Facilities

No Fighting

No Trespassing On Private Property 

No Flashing Or Nudity For Beads


What is a Notice to Appear in Court under Florida Law?



Chapter 901 ARRESTS


901.28 Notice to appear for misdemeanors or violations of municipal or county ordinances; effect on authority to conduct search. — The issuance of a notice to appear shall not be construed to affect a law enforcement officer’s authority to conduct an otherwise lawful search, as provided by law.


901.31 Failure to obey written promise to appear.—Any person who willfully fails to appear before any court or judicial officer as required by a written notice to appear shall be fined not more than the fine of the principal charge or imprisoned up to the maximum sentence of imprisonment of the principal charge, or both, regardless of the disposition of the charge upon which the person was originally arrested. Nothing in this section shall interfere with or prevent the court from exercising its power to punish for contempt.


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Drug DUI and Cannabis in the Courts

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Drug DUI and Cannabis

What are the effects of THC on the brain of a driver?


For both DUI attorneys and medical experts in the courts, this is a concept known as THC Kinetics and involves the concept of Hysteresis. Recently I attended a seminar that covered key issues, Questions and Answers on Drug DUI with Dr. Stefan Rose of University Medical & Forensic Consultants, Inc. We learned that during the time of smoking marijuana and during the intoxication period (if one occurs) the blood and brain THC concentrations are in disequilibrium with each other. This disequilibrium is called “counterclockwise hysteresis”. When the THC blood levels are high the intoxication is low. When the THC blood levels are low, the intoxication (if present) is high, but only for a short time (minutes to an hour or so). Therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE to predict any pharmacologic effect at any point in time based on a blood THC test result.

What is the scientific basis for urine testing and prediction of impairment by a driver?


Urine THC Kinetics have been addressed by NHTSA where they studied Drugs and Human Performance. With respect to Interpretation of Urine Test Results: Detection of total THC metabolites in urine,  primarily THC-COOH-glucuronide, only indicates prior THC exposure. Detection time is well past the window of intoxication and impairment.

What do controlled clinical studies tell us about DUI and drug impacts on THC Cannabis  impairment?


Published  excretion data from controlled clinical studies may provide a reference for  evaluating urine cannabinoid concentrations; however, these data are generally  reflective of occasional marijuana use rather than heavy, chronic marijuana  exposure. It can take as long as 4 hours for THC-COOH to appear in the urine at  concentrations sufficient to trigger an immunoassay (at 50ng/mL) following  smoking. Positive test results generally indicate use within 1-3 days; however, the detection  window could be significantly longer following heavy, chronic, use. Following  single doses of Marinol®, low levels of dronabinol (same as THC) metabolites have been detected for more than 5 weeks in urine. Low concentrations of THC have also been measured in over-the-counter hemp oil  products – consumption of these products may produce positive urine cannabinoid  test results.

What do we know about drug driving and THC Kinetics?


1. When marijuana is smoked, THC is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream  from the alveoli in the lungs

2. The peak blood THC concentration occurs within minutes near or after the  end of smoking

3. The THC is distributed from the blood to the organs and tissues of the body

4. As the blood THC concentration is falling the brain THC concentration is  rising (hysteresis) therefore NO correlation of blood THC concentration to  intoxication exists

5. The time to reach maximum THC concentrations in the various organs and  tissues is based on blood flow – peak THC concentration is reached most quickly in the organs with the most blood flow

6. The organs with the highest blood flow are the brain, liver, kidneys and lungs

7. Skeletal muscle has low blood flow and fat tissue has very low blood flow

8. Fat accumulates THC slowly, and releases THC back into the bloodstream for days, weeks and months after the last dose of THC

9. Chronic marijuana users may have measurable residual THC levels in the blood for days and weeks after the last dose

10. A single blood THC result cannot determine when a person smoked marijuana or how much marijuana a person smoked!

11. A single blood THC result by itself cannot determine when and if a person was impaired by THC – clinical correlation is required !


Can a THC Result Can ever  Predict Impairment?


1. THC Blood : Serum ratio not known (if sample is serum)

2. THC kinetic curve unknown (THC at driving not known)

3. THC hysteresis effect not known

4. Residual THC in blood not known

5. THC drug-dose response not known

6. THC tolerance not known

7. CBD content and effect not known

8. Neurologic exam for THC effect not performed

9. Even NHTSA says it cannot be done!


How can a lawyer and an expert Challenge Blood Drug Results?


1. Challenge the chemical analysis for quantitative  and qualitative accuracy. The quantitative value ALWAYS has error and  uncertainty associated with it. Challenge the quantitative value through the ISO  17025 standard. Inspect ALL documents  from the Laboratory Litigation Package and  look for qualitative errors.

2. Challenge the idea that a  single blood drug test predicts blood drug  concentration at the time of stop or crash. Blood drug concentrations are a moving target, and constantly changing. Therefore blood drug concentrations at the time of a stop or crash are unpredictable with a single blood drug test result • In fact the only way to know the blood drug concentration is to have a blood sample taken at the time of the stop or crash

3. Challenge the idea that even IF the blood drug concentration is known at  the time of the stop or crash, a blood  drug concentration can NEVER  predict the pharmacologic effect, or  impairment on any individual! Pharmacology studies are performed  on populations of people, and those  studies do not predict the pharmacologic effect on any  individual because of the wide range of response to any drug.  Modern medical pharmacology holds  that doctrine to be true and cannot be  changed for the sake of litigation. Counter-clockwise hysteresis of THC makes the prediction of impairment from a blood THC result IMPOSSIBLE.

What are important cross examination questions to ask in Drug DUI cases?


1. What type sample was analyzed? Whole blood, serum, plasma?

2. If serum/plasma, what was the whole blood: serum THC ratio?

3. What sample type are you referring to regarding any study of  pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics?

4. Have you made the necessary correction in your calculations if the  sample type is different?

5. How do you know what the defendant blood: serum THC ratio was?

6. What is the target organ that THC affects? (BRAIN)

7. What is the BRAIN THC concentration that causes impairment?

8. Was the BRAIN THC concentration measured?

9. A low blood THC concentration can mean a high or low brain  concentration, correct?

10. Blood THC concentration does not predict BRAIN THC, does it?

11. How do you know what the defendant’s BRAIN THC concentration  was?

12. Even if you knew the BRAIN THC concentration you would not  know if that caused impairment, would you?

13. There is no published correlation between blood THC, BRAIN THC  and impairment, is there?

If you need a forensic consult on your case  please contact Dr. Stefan Rose directly by email at  toxdoc@umfc.com  or call  561-795-4452. Questions and Answers from  recent Class on Drug DUI with Dr. Stefan Rose. University Medical & Forensic Consultants, Inc. ©2015.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

DUI Conviction Ruins Miss USA Contestant | Video

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DUI - It is only a misdemeanor thought a Miss USA contestant. She did not disclose a conviction, won the title, and then was stripped of her crown when pageant officials got wind of the case. 

“The paperwork says, ‘Have you been convicted of a felony?’ 
and when I contacted my lawyer, he told me that it was a misdemeanor,” 

She claims her lawyer told her she need not disclose the incident. She was caught driving with two flat tires, claims her phone died, could not call Uber, and was nearly triple the lawful blood alcohol level. #MissUSA



Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/miss-washington-usa-stormy-keffeler-speaks-resigning-crown/story?id=36310190

TRAF1019 DUI W PROP DAMAGE OR PERSNL INJURY 2ND CONV

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TRAF1019 is the charge code used by police, jails, prosecutors, judges, and courts to classify a traffic crime as Second Offense Driving Under Influence / DUI Property Damage Injury 2nd Conviction.

Driving Under Influence DUI Property Damage Injury 2nd Conviction


The charge is the 197th of the most frequently charged crimes out of over the 1500 ways to end up in the Tampa jail. The Top 50 ways to get arrested in Hillsborough County Florida are listed here. The List of Top Criminal Traffic Charges are here.

In Florida, there are enhanced penalties for multiple DUI incidents. A second DUI has enhanced penalties, including extended driver's license suspensions, installation of an ignition interlock, increased fines and up to a year in the Hillsborough County Jail. The Florida DUI law reads, in part, "Any person . . . Who operates a vehicle; and . . . by reason of such operation, causes or contributes to causing . . . Damage to the property or person of another commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A driver convicted of this charge is looking at a year in jail.

If you have been charged with TRAF1019 DUI W PROP DAMAGE OR PERSNL INJURY 2ND CONV you can call a Tampa DUI Lawyer at 813-222-2220 for FREE and discuss how to fight these charges.

Form Code: TRAF1019


Florida Statute: 316.1933.C12A
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Degree: 1st
Description: DUI W PROP DAMAGE OR PERSNL INJURY 2ND CONV

TRAF1019 DUI W PROP DAMAGE OR PERSNL INJURY 2ND CONV is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XXIII MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316 STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL


316.193 Driving under the influence; penalties.

(1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and:

(a) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;

(b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or

(c) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.

(12) If the records of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that the defendant has been previously convicted of the offense of driving under the influence, that evidence is sufficient by itself to establish that prior conviction for driving under the influence. However, such evidence may be contradicted or rebutted by other evidence. This presumption may be considered along with any other evidence presented in deciding whether the defendant has been previously convicted of the offense of driving under the influence.

Source: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.193.html

Friday, January 15, 2016

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TRAF6075 DRIVING W/LICENSE CANC SUSP OR REVOKED


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TRAF6075 is number one of the top 50 ways to be arrested and placed in the Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Florida. There are 1656 ways to go to jail for criminal charges in Tampa. This is Numero Uno #1.

If you have been charged with TRAF6075 DRIVING W/LICENSE CANC SUSP OR REVOKED (Driving with License Canceled Suspended or Revoked) call a Defense Attorney Tampa at 813-222-2220 and tell me your story.



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Suspended or Revoked


Form Code: TRAF6075
Florida Statute: 322.34.2A
Degree: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Charge: 2nd

Description: DRIVING W/LICENSE CANC SUSP OR REVOKED (Driving with License Canceled Suspended or Revoked)

TRAF6075 is the most commonly charged offense in Hillsborough County, Florida. According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Florida Statute 322.34(2) A driver whose license or driving privilege is canceled suspended or revoked who has knowledge of his or her cancellation, suspension, or revocation as shown by the listed knowledge factors and is operating a motor vehicle commits a criminal traffic offense.

(a) First conviction is a second degree misdemeanor.
(b) Second conviction is a first degree misdemeanor.
(c) Third, or subsequent conviction, is a third degree felony.


Saturday, January 09, 2016

Florida Highway Patrol Commanding Officer Fired

Video - Florida Highway Patrol Commanding Officer Fired - in wake of court appearance in a fatal car crash where a trooper was cited for causing the accident. A woman's family is upset because the citation was dismissed. The cop was accused of speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour according to this CBS News report. "McClellan -- driving more than 100 miles an hour with his emergency lights off -- rounded a curve and slammed into 51-year-old Michelle Campbell's car. The crash killed Campbell and badly hurt her niece and granddaughter." The "story is the latest black eye for Florida law enforcement. Last year, an investigation by the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel revealed that Florida police routinely break speeding laws, sometimes causing serious, even fatal accidents. Since 2004, speeding officers caused at least 320 accidents and 19 deaths across the state."