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Jail or Treatment

If an individual is charged with a second or subsequent DUI, they should know that the minimum jail sentence required can be satisfied by jail or treatment in a residential facility. For example, if you are charged with a third DUI within ten years t… Read More
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Diabetes and DUI: Legal Defenses for Diabetics charged with DUI

Diabetes and DUI are complicated legal and medical issues. If you have diabetes and are arrested for DUI, you may have a defense. Especially if you took a breath test and blew over the legal limit. Contact our experienced Trinity DUI defense attorney… Read More
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DUI Eye Tests - Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

When you are stopped for suspicion of DUI, the officer may give you a DUI eye test, called the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus or HGN. It’s one of the ways police officers use to determine a driver’s sobriety. You may have seen this where the o… Read More
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Will I go to jail for DUI?

Many times a client comes into my office asking: “Will I go to jail for DUI?” Most times, the person has a prior conviction and has some knowledge of the law. They know that if they have a: second conviction within five years there is a… Read More
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DUI Blood Test

DUI Blood Tests The U.S. Supreme Court  decided last week that making it a crime to refuse a DUI Blood Test is unconstitutional. Does that they can’t give you a DUI blood test? No. They can, but they have to get a warrant. And the states can&… Read More
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Tampa crackdown on Boating Under Influence

  Boating Under Influence BUI, or Boating Under Influence, is a misdemeanor crime in Florida. This weekend, June 24-26, 2016, Florida Fish and Wildlife officers will be cracking down on drunk boating throughout the state. Keep in mind that on a… Read More
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DUI Consent to Police

Consent to Police Being investigated by a police officer is a very intimidating situation. This is true whether you are a suspect or completely innocent of a crime. One of the most usual stories we hear from clients involves consent to police searche… Read More
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DUI Crash Investigation Statements

There is a well known law in Florida that statements you make to a police officer investigating your traffic accident cannot be used against you at a criminal or civil trial. The law was made to encourage people to be truthful during accident invest… Read More
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Categories: DUI, Traffic Stops

Dan Pawuk wins DUI appeal in Pasco County, Florida

Daniel Pawuk specializes in DUI’s. He loves the technical legal issues involved in DUI’s. He knows more about Breathalyzers than scientists. He knows more about the administrative rules than most cops. And he loves to cross examine police… Read More
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Former State Prosecutor — Clearwater, FL 15+ Years Experience
Stephanie's clients come from all walks of life and are usually the type of people who would never be considered “criminals.” Her main goal is not to let one mistake ruin the rest of their lives. Read More
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Former State Prosecutor — Tampa & Clearwater, FL 15+ Years Experience
Dan is a hands-on advocate who will keep you informed about your case and educated about your options. Despite the number of cases he has handled, no case is ever a number to Dan. Read More

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