Florida Driver’s License Suspension Hearings. First of all, here is the Bureau of Administrative Reviews located in Clearwater, Florida. Most noteworthy, the office handles license suspension hearings for Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties. Florida suspends licenses for a number of reasons. Furthermore, drivers regain driving privileges here after being charged with a DUI in Clearwater. Also, drivers can also obtain a Business Purposes Only license here. Finally, is your License Suspended? Call Casey at (813) 222-2220.
Mandatory Field Sobriety Testing Imposed in Clearwater, Florida
Before 2014, the attending officer had discretion in giving the roadside field sobriety tests (FST). Furthermore, these FST are usually “failed.” Early on January 23, 2014, two Clearwater DUI cops found the DUI driver was a fellow officer. They decided to give him a ride home with no FST. The public found out on April 29, 2014, when the Tampa Bay Times reported it. As a result, Clearwater police Chief Tony Holloway created a policy so this won’t happen again. Now almost everyone, not just suspects with a hint of alcohol on their breath can expect a run-around that almost always ends in DUI in Clearwater.
It seems like a minor punishment that these cops received 1-5 days of work suspension. But this is a major punishment for citizens. Now, most will “fail” these roadside “tests.” Later, they pass a breath test or are not guilty. Finally, here are some of the names mentioned: Seargent Sean Allaster, Officer Nicholas Capogna, and Seargent David Young. Thank you all for your service.
Clearwater Police FST Policy
The Clearwater Police Department requires EVERY officer to conduct roadside field sobriety tests EVERY time they suspect an intoxicated driver. If you need a lawyer’s help, call (813} 222-2220.
Lawyer Reports on Clearwater Police Department DUI Unit
Clearwater DUI Attorney reports that the Clearwater Police Department DUI Team is using “slick top”, video-equipped, mostly Ford Crown Victoria, marked police cruisers. Since the cars have no visible overhead emergency lights, they are harder to spot as cop cars. Also, the police primarily patrol high volume roads throughout the city for aggressive and impaired drivers. Due to the high number of DUI in Clearwater charged, all five (5) of the officers on the team have been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their aggressive enforcement of drunk driving laws. W.F. ”Casey Ebsary, Jr., a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer from Tampa is available at 877-793-9290 to assist in defending against aggressive enforcement of traffic laws.
Clearwater Sobriety Checkpoint
Police held a DUI Checkpoint on Fri Dec 22, 2017 in Clearwater, FL in the area of Ulmerton Rd & Starkey Rd
We Have Previously Reported:
Pinellas DUI Attorney notes a Clearwater Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, October 19, 10 pm to Saturday, October 20, 3 am, at the National Aviation Academy, 6225 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. Also, this is the first time we have seen this location used to look for DUI in Clearwater.
Pinellas DUI Checkpoint 3655 Tampa Road Oldsmar, Florida | Sep 28, 2012
Largo DUI Checkpoint | Jul 29, 2012
Pinellas Deputies and Largo Police To Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint In Pinellas County in Largo. Deputies will conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight. Also, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has zero-tolerance for driving intoxicated from drinking or drugs.
Pinellas DUI Checkpoint | Feb 19, 2012
Since there is a DUI checkpoint there will be many people charged with DUI. Also, there will be arrests driving without a valid license and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Pinellas Holiday DUI Checkpoint | Dec 07, 2011
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and save lives this Holiday season, Pinellas County deputies will conduct four DUI checkpoints over the next two weekends. The sobriety checkpoints will be conducted at multiple locations.
“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.
Pasco DUI? Call Me Toll Free to Discuss 1-877-793-9290.