HOW DO I GET BAIL IN FLORIDA

Jun 12, 2023

In most cases, at first appearance, unless the state files a motion for detention, the judge will release a defendant: On personal recognizance of the defendant (ROR); Unsecured bond in an amount specified by the judge (example: the judge may set unsecured bail at $25,000.00, or another amount, the defendant doesn’t post any money, however, […]

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When is a Business Purpose License Not Permitted In Florida

Jun 12, 2023

Florida does not allow any hardship reinstatement of a drivers license for refusing a breath or blood test or if a driver has been convicted of DUI in the past. Any person who’s CDL licenses is suspended or revoked cannot get a hardship license to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

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UNDERSTANDING THE IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE (IID)

Jun 11, 2023

Have you been investigated for, charged with, or found guilty of drunk driving in Florida? As a consequence, you may have been ordered to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. This can be the result of either an administrative hearing or criminal conviction related to a drunk driving incident. IIDs can be […]

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UNDERSTANDING DUI AND THE HORIZONTAL GAZE NYSTAGMUS TEST IN FLORIDA

Jun 11, 2023

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test is one of three standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) validated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is also a test that police in Charlotte, Sarasota & Lee Counties administer frequently during traffic stops when intoxicated driving is suspected. Though the NHTSA recognizes the HGN as a test […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE DUI BREATH TEST IN FLORIDA

Jun 11, 2023

When you have been pulled over and are suspected of drunk driving, you could be asked to provide a breath sample. Misconceptions exist about what your rights are and what these types of tests are. Misunderstandings can lead to more problems, especially if you are facing DUI charges in Florida At Law Office of John […]

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UNDERSTANDING DUI BLOOD TESTS IN FLORIDA

Jun 11, 2023

WHAT ARE DUI BLOOD TESTS? At Law office of John P Rutkowski, our DUI defense attorney in Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties wants to ensure you, as our client, are informed and understand both your rights and the consequences that flow from missteps taken when encountering the police during a DUI investigation. Contact us today […]

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How Lawyers determine their fee

Jun 07, 2023

DETERMINATION OF FEES Lawyers base their fees on different facts, including the difficulty of a particular legal task, the amount of time involved, the experience and skill of the lawyer in the particular area of law and the lawyer’s cost of doing business. The cost of doing business, referred to as overhead, usually includes rent, […]

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Motion to Suppress Field Test and all other evidence granted DUI dismissed

May 18, 2023

The Defendant was found asleep in vehicle at traffic light and had odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes, submit to field sobriety exercises. The court found that based on a totality of the circumstances, the officer did not have reasonable suspicion to request that defendant submit to field sobriety test. The defendant did not voluntarily […]

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SEARCH WARRANT APPLICATION FOR SOCIAL MEDIA DENIED

May 16, 2023

The Trial court denied a warrant application seeking to require a social media provider to produce “all records” pertaining to a suspect’s social media account to allow law enforcement to comb through the data to decide what is germane to their investigation. The warrants requiring social media sites to disclose every kind of data that […]

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Understanding DUI and the Breath Test in Florida

May 12, 2023

When you have been pulled over and are suspected of drunk driving, you could be asked to provide a breath sample. Misconceptions exist about what your rights are and what these types of tests are. Misunderstandings can lead to more problems, especially if you are facing DUI charges in Florida At Law Office of John […]

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