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Spend a Minute Now To Avoid A DUI Arrest At Gasparilla!
Spend A Minute Now To Avoid A DUI Arrest At Gasparilla!

Ahoy, Me Hearties ‘n Landlubbers Alike! Do NOT get a DUI

You can enjoy the big party of Gasparilla AND still NOT get a DUI. Take a few minutes now to look at these helpful hints. They will help keep you safe and help you to still have a good time.

First, the cannon fire will start at 11:30 this Saturday January 26, 2019 as the pirate ship, “Jose Gasparilla” begins the annual invasion of City of Tampa. As a result of the pirate invasion, Mayor Buckhorn will hand the key to the city of Tampa to the pirates. Next, the parade will start (around 2:00pm) traveling north on Bayshore Boulevard until it turns right (East) on Brorein Street. Then, it crosses the Hillsborough River into downtown Tampa. Lastly, it turns left (North) on Ashley Drive and ends at Cass Street near 5:30pm. See the route map. This year’s parade includes 103 floats, 5 marching bands and 50 different crews including the infamous Ye Mystic Krewe.

Don’ts – Avast ye, blimey!

  • There is zero tolerance for underage alcohol consumption.
  • Do not take alcohol (open containers or consumption) outside of designated wet zones.
  • No coolers, kegs, or vessels that provide mass distribution of alcohol.
  • Always use available event port-o-lets. No public urination or defecation.
  • No glass containers of any type.
  • Finally, NEVER operate a vehicle if you have been drinking. The police will be on hand to distribute any DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and BUI (Boating Under the Influence). Call 813-222-2220, if you need an attorney.

Dos – Yo-ho-ho!

  • Text GASPARILLA to 888-777. Then the City of Tampa will text important event updates, safety tips, and traffic alerts directly to you!
  • Drink WATER!
  • Live entertainment from 9:00am – 9:00pm (before and after the parade) in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Stage (Ashley and Twiggs). It will have Zumba (10:30–Noon), Rumba DJ (Noon–1, 3–5 and 7-8), Fred Lopez (1–3) and Son D Barrio (5:30–7). The MacDill Park Stage (Ashley and Whiting) features acoustic Duo Almost Alice (from 10-3 & 6-8).
  • FREE 1st Annual Gasparilla JazzFEST Sunday January 26, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. First, hear the scintillating saxtress of smooth jazz, Jeanette Harris and the Soul of flutist Althea Rene from 10-noon. Next, NAJEE will fuse his favorite two genres Jazz and R&B from 12:30-2:30. Finally, local Tampa Bay favorite, Omari Dillard from 3-4.
  • Bring Cash – Most charity and event vendors ONLY accept cash.
  • Figure out a safe exit plan right now!
  • Above all, call Expert BUI / DUI attorney Casey at 813-222-2220!

Safe (and Legal) Exit Plan

There are plenty of ways to get home safe without a DUI.

  • Designated Driver – Have one friend drive agree to not drink and drive you home!
  • Use Uber, Lyft or taxi – Since Uber is an official sponsor they are offering $20 off with promo code “PirateResponsibly” before 2pm on Saturday. Also an official sponsor, even Captain Morgan wants you to avoid a DUI. Captain Morgan is giving away $20 off with promo code “LIKEACAPTAIN” before noon on Saturday from within 5 miles of the parade to the first 1000 users. Or call your favorite traditional taxi company.
  • Ride HART Bus or Streetcar – There are many options. First, park in Ybor City and take the free streetcar to downtown Tampa (service from 8:30am to 2am). Second, use the free, continuous bus service from from station No. 3 (Streetcar Society Station) and station No. 4 (Cadrecha Station) to station No. 10 (Dick Greco Plaza) in downtown Tampa (9:30am to 7am). Third, use the bus from home is cheap! An all-day bus pass is only $4. Passes can be purchased on the bus with exact cash only (no change provided).
  • Ask a Friend or Relative – come you up and maybe even drop you off before hand.
  • Hire a Party Bus, Limo, or boat – if you ever needed an excuse, this is a great one. You won’t need to find parking. No need to carry a key. And you won’t have to worry about getting arrested for a DUI.

Read last year’s post.

If you need an expert DUI attorney call 813-222-2220 .

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Video – Come on Vacation Leave on Probation – Spring Break on the Suncoast –

Indian Shores Beach Police: Come on Vacation, Leave on Probation

Several colleges and universities have spring breaks that overlap this year. The University of Tampa, University of South Florida, and St. Petersburg College all are on Spring Break on the Suncoast at the same time. There are also students arriving in the Tampa Bay area from all over the country.

“seemingly minor charges can result in a 
permanent criminal record”


Come on Vacation Leave on Probation


Police are stepping up enforcement efforts while all the students are here. Many of the beach roads have very low-speed limits and strict enforcement. The police will be especially strict with all traffic laws, including speed limits. There has been a video that has been produced to put the word out that police will have a zero-tolerance policy towards some students’ activities. Do not Come on Vacation Leave on Probation. Most counties will be looking for underage drinkers and arresting them.

Previous Tampa Bay Area Spring Break Story


Here is a story about the types of tactics and criminal charges that police and prosecutors will use. As we previously reported, a “non-discretionary “zero tolerance” policy to encountering and arresting Spring Break visitors. Police are using fairly vague and discretionary charges, such as Disorderly Conduct Florida Statute 877.03. These seemingly minor charges can result in a permanent criminal record. “
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“Officer was not qualified to make a determination that the defendant was under influence of anything other than alcohol”

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Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test in a DUI

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test in a DUI

Driving Under Influence Defense Attorney in Tampa reports that the Refusal to submit to a urine test may not always be a bad decision for those suspected of DUI. Especially relevant one court just ruled that a DUI Officer did not have probable cause to ask a defendant to submit to a urine test. The cop asked for a Urine sample to perform a chemical test under Florida Statute Chapter 316.

The court noted that the defendant’s breath test did not meet the level for the presumption of impairment. Nevertheless, the police officer saw the DUI defendant lying in a vehicle. Then the driver did not move the vehicle through multiple traffic light phases. The cop testified that the suspect exhibited signs of intoxication, and told the DUI officer that he was in pain and needed to take medication.

The key to the court’s ruling suppressing testimony about the refusal to submit to a chemical test was a finding of the unqualification of the Officer to make a determination that the defendant was under influence of anything other than alcohol. Notably, the cop did not observe any evidence that defendant was under influence of narcotics A search of the DUI suspect’s vehicle and his person did not reveal the presence of any drugs. The court ruled in favor of suppressing the refusal to submit.

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test Case Excerpts:

Before The Trial, The Court  Allowed The Refusal To Submit Into Evidence

“[T]he Appellant was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence in violation of Florida Statute §316.193(1). Prior to trial, the trial court conducted an evidentiary hearing on a motion to suppress evidence of the Defendant’s refusal to submit to a urine test. The Trial Court denied the motion to suppress evidence, and the evidence of the Defendant’s refusal was admitted into evidence.”

Collecting And Testing Urine Are Considered Searches

“The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution guarantee citizens the right to be free against unreasonable searches and seizures. Art I § 12, Fla. Constitution. In order to request a driver submit to a urine test, the officers must [have] reasonable cause to believe such person was driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while under the influence of chemical substances or controlled substances. Additionally, it is clear that the collection and testing of urine intrude upon expectations of privacy that society has long recognized as reasonable . . . these intrusions must be deemed searches under the Fourth Amendment. Skinner v. Ry. Labor Executive Ass’n, 489 U.S. 602, 617 (1989). “

An Officer Must Look At The Whole Picture

“Therefore, the test is whether the facts and circumstances within an officer’s knowledge are sufficient to warrant a person of reasonable caution to believe that an offense has been committed. McNeil v. State, 512 So.2d 1062, 1064 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987). In determining if probable cause exists, the totality of the circumstances, i.e., the whole picture, must be taken into account. State v. Ellison, 455 So.2d 424, 427, (Fla. 2d DCA 1984); Elliot v. State, 597 So.2d 916 (Fla. 4th DCA1992). “

The Officer’s Hunch Is NOT Enough

“The facts and circumstances in the instant case fall short of the probable cause finding necessary for the officer to believe that the Defendant was under the influence of drugs.” “The grounds for requesting the urine sample in this case resembles a hunch or a mere suspicion, rather than probable cause. Therefore, the trial court erred in denying Defendant’s motion to suppress.”
Source: FLWSUPP 1807ESTR
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Avoiding Amalie Arena DUI | Stanley Cup Playoffs | 813-222-2220

Amalie Arena

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DUI For Visitors to Stanley Cup Playoffs

DUI For Visitors to Stanley Cup Playoffs

Since the site of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is in Tampa, Florida there will be an influx of activity and people. Also, the Tampa Police Department’s intensive DUI enforcement zone is in the heart of Tampa near Amalie Arena. So here is a map of where visitors 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 the tactical use of special teams to conduct traffic stops near sporting events and bars. In addition, a former Tampa Police Department Sergeant gives testimony in Tampa Bay police tactics in this video. This former sergeant won’t be working but there are plenty more just waiting to arrest people.


Stanley Cup Tampa Police Department DUI Unit
DUI For Visitors to Stanley Cup Playoffs


The Channelside area will be the focus of the DUI Tampa traffic cops. Assume they watch and wait at parking lots, act on tips received by phone and other types of electronic messages. The police often receive tips to watch locations from phone calls, text messages, emails, letters, and photos. Furthermore, a 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, as well as Hillsborough counties in Florida. In addition, 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 – Amalie Arena 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.

Amalie Arena and 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:


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

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DUI and other Criminal misdemeanor charges that occur in Eastern Hillsborough County are assigned to the Plant City Branch Courthouse. Cases from Valrico and Brandon can also be assigned to the branch courthouse in Plant City 

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Plant City DUI Attorney has just received a reliable report of a DUI Checkpoint. That Checkpoint was located at: 

902 N Alexander Street Plant City, FL 33563 



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