1st Time DUI, Commercial DUI, Underage DUI

First-Time DUI Diversion

Why Start New First-Time DUI Diversion (RIDR)?

New First-Time DUI DiversionHillsborough County has consistently been ranked the worst or near the worst in Florida for DUI crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Given the dangers of impaired driving and the importance of reducing recidivism to promote long-term Community safety, the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office has established the reducing impaired driving recidivism initiative. The program seeks to aggressively target and reduce impaired driving by imposing enhanced sanctions like alcohol monitoring devices and DUI education programs on first-time, non-aggravated DUI offenders. This First-Time DUI Diversion program also promotes consistency in the prosecution of DUI cases by eliminating the incentive for offenders to refuse to provide a breath sample during the investigation.

Who Is Eligible for First-Time DUI Diversion Program?

To be eligible for the First-Time DUI Diversion program, first, the case must be a misdemeanor DUI. There can be no children in the vehicle. Also, the breath alcohol concentration must be below .200% and there cannot have been a crash. Additionally, there cannot be a prior DUI alcohol-related reckless driving, driving while license suspended with serious bodily injury or death, leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death, or vehicular homicide charges in the driver’s past. Finally, there cannot have been a prior DUI diversion program, more than one non-DUI diversion program as an adult, or in the five years prior to the date of offense the driver cannot have had a prior adjudication withhold or any portion of a sentence on a felony.

What Is The Process For Selecting Cases In This DUI Diversion Program?

The state attorney’s office will evaluate all cases on an individual fact-specific basis. The state attorney’s office solely determines the individual’s eligibility for the RIDR First-Time DUI Diversion Program. There will be three sanction levels for eligible cases. Level one cases will have a breath level below .15%. Next, Level two will have breath alcohol levels above .15% but less than .20% or there has been a refusal to provide. Last, Level 3 will be for drug-related DUIs.

Why Would Someone Want To Accept A Plea Offer Under The New DUI Program?

Mainly the driver will be offered a reduced charge of reckless driving and withhold adjudication. There will be 12 months probation. Individual must pay standard court costs and cost of supervision. They will have their vehicle immobilized for 10 days. The first-time DUI offender cannot possess or consume alcohol, illegal drugs, or non prescribed drugs during that 12 month period. Also, the offender must successfully complete the DUI school and any recommended treatment.
Breath Test Over 08, Breath Test Refusal, Expert Attorney WF Casey Ebsary Jr

Avoid DUI: Fun & The Super Bowl

How To Avoid DUI Charge

The Big Game Avoid DUIYou want to Avoid DUI charges tonight (and always). Fortune Magazine says 111.3 million people watched last year’s Super Bowl. When we watch the big game with friends we may need a ride. Do NOT drink and drive. Here are the top DUI locations for Tampa. If you are charged with a DUI, call a lawyer ASAP Call (813) 222-2220. Before you even start drinking decide how you will get back home. Then you are thinking clearly and you can choose your best option: designate one person to take everyone home, use tow-to-go, take a taxi, use Uber,  Lyft maybe even staying where you are.

 

What is Important?

You want to enjoy the game but you don’t want to make your life a mess. A DUI Charge is very expensive. The costs include:

  • money
    • lost wages,
    • court costs,
    • bail costs,
    • defense costs,
    • if you are adjudicated the increase in insurance costs,
    • sometimes costs associated with education,
  • time
    • time getting booked
    • time in court
    • time negotiating how to get back and forth to work or groceries or picking up kids
    • time learning about the charge
    • time deciding what attorney to hire
    • time away from family and friends
  • stress
    • stress of the DUI stop with the police
    • stress of being booked into the jail
    • stress of court proceedings
    • stress loss of driving
    • stress of loss of work

You should do everything you can to Avoid a DUI charge. If you still need a DUI attorney, we are ready to help. Casey Ebsary is an expert DUI attorney. Call him (813) 222-2220.

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Pasco DUI Cop | Arrest Contest Winner

Pasco is Worst County For DUI

“a Florida Highway Patrol trooper working in Land O’ Lakes area has made the most driving under the influence arrests for the agency in the state”


Pasco DUI Arrest Contest Winner


DUI Defense Attorney notes that Pasco DUI cops are continuing their efforts to win DUI arrest contests. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman for the highway patrol’s Tampa Bay area troop says, “Pasco County does not necessarily have a higher number of DUI drivers, but more are arrested in Pasco County . . . .” We have noticed an extraordinary number of DUI arrests in Pasco County. Trooper Ron Evans is a winning contestant in this rather serious game. We ask how can a small Florida county “win” this contest repeatedly?
 

One media source reports,”troopers made 942 DUI arrests in Pasco, compared to 294 in Hillsborough County.” The report also noted, “While Evans was a finalist for the award in 2010 he was bested by Trooper Michael Hollis, Jr. who also works in the Land O’ Lakes area, with 203 DUI arrests in 2009. In 2008, their colleague Terry Goswick Jr. captured the award with 190 arrests in 2009.”
 

“For four years in a row, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper working in Land O’ Lakes area has made the most driving under the influence arrests for the agency in the state.” Notably, the Highway Patrol has not done a press release about how many of those arrests are ultimately thrown out of court.

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Source: http://landolakes.patch.com/articles/land-o-lakes-trooper-honored-for-dui-arrests