Month: March 2012

Tampa Woman Arrested for DUI Three Times in 18 Days

A Tampa woman has been arrested three times in Hillsborough County for DUI – in just under three weeks. Kimberly McCarthy, 18, of Tampa, also faces numerous charges of possessing a controlled substance – including Xanax – as well as charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. She is currently out on $3,000 bond. All […]

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Heightened DUI Patrol to Tampa

St. Patrick’s day is a cause for celebration all over the US. The Tampa Bay area will host hundreds of exciting events, including dying the Hillsborough River green. Unfortunately, every year thousands of people are arrested for alcohol related offenses across the US on March 17. This includes arrests for DUI. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s […]

Heightened DUI Patrol in Hillsborough County

Tonight HCSO will conduct heightened DUI patrol through out Hillsborough County, including Tampa. Drivers should be extremely cautious when traveling on the roads tonight, even if they have only had one drink. Law enforcement officers will be looking for tell-tale signs of impairment such as blood-shot, watery eyes, the odor of an alcoholic beverage, bar […]

47 People Arrested in Polk County Sex Sting

Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 47 people, including a 17 year-old female, in an online sex sting this weekend. Those arrested in the operation also include a medical doctor, a pharmacist, a pharmaceutical sales rep, and a retired IRS agent. “Our detectives will continue to conduct investigations which target e-commerce ads for prostitution,” said Polk […]

Traveling to Meet a Minor Under Florida Statute

Under Florida law, the penalties associated with a conviction for Traveling to Meet a Minor are extremely harsh. This crime is a second degree felony punishable by 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. There is a statutory minimum sentence of 21 months in Florida State Prison. Additionally, you will be […]

Tampa / USF Area DUI Checkpoint for March 2012

On Thursday, March 29, 2012 the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is planning a DUI Checkpoint near the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus from 10 PM – 4 AM. The checkpoint will be held at Fletcher and 20th Street, and will include a Blood-Alcohol Testing unit as well as transportation to the jail for […]

Tampa Child Porn / Possession of Child Pornography Attorney

Under Florida Statute 847.001, Child Pornography, or Child Porn for short, is defined as: According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sexual conduct” means actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, or sadomasochistic abuse; actual lewd exhibition of the genitals; actual physical contact with a person’s clothed […]

Florida Driving Without a Motor Cycle License / Endorsement – Tampa Traffic Lawyer / Attorney

According to Florida Statute 322.03, “person may not operate a motorcycle unless he or she holds a driver’s license that authorizes such operation, subject to the appropriate restrictions and endorsements.” This means you must obtain the proper license/endorsement prior to taking your new bike for a spin. If you are stopped, you will be […]

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