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Former UCF Star Joseph Burnett Arrested

Former UCF Star and now NY Giant Joseph Burnett was charged with DUI last week, reports say. Burnett was arrested by Orlando Police after submitting to “Field Sobriety Exercises” where the police conducted roadside tests (traditionally the “walk-and-turn” and “one-leg-stand” tests.) Police indicated that Burnett failed these tests; however he gave breath samples under […]

DUI Checkpoint Apps Stir Controversy

Blackberry manufacturer RIM has pulled DUI checkpoint apps from Blackberry’s App World store. This comes after requests from United States Senators Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Frank Laurenberg, and Mark Udall that app store manufacturers at Apple and RIM remove such apps from their marketplaces. As of March, 2011, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office […]

Vehicle or Property Forfeiture in Florida

Under Florida Statute 932.703, any contraband article, vessel, motor vehicle, aircraft, other personal property or real property used in violation of any provision of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act may be seized and forfeited subject to the provisions of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. A similar provision under federal law is known as the Comprehensive […]

Definitions of Criminal Law Terms

Below is a list of some of the most commonly used criminal law terms. If you have a question regarding your case or a specific term, please call a Tampa Bay criminal defense lawyer at Taracks & Associates. We will be happy to answer your question and evaluate your case free of charge. Dial […]

How Do I Apply for a Hardship License After a Lifetime Florida Driver License Revocation for a 4th DUI?

If you have had your Florida Driver License permanently revoked after a fourth (4th) DUI, you may be eligible to apply for a hardship business or employment license. Under Florida Statute 322.271, you are eligible for an employment hardship license ten (10) years after your revocation before October, 2011; after October of this year […]

Plant City Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter

A Plant City man was arrested for his involvement in a tragic car accident that occurred on March 6 , TBO is reporting. The man was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of SR 60 in Plant City when he struck a Toyota being driven by Ms. Sayeeda Quade. Ms. Quade’s passenger, Shawn Quade, […]

I Received a Letter that I am the “Target” of a Federal Grand Jury Investigation. Do I Need a Federal Criminal Lawyer in Tampa?

Have you received a letter informing you that you are the target of a federal grand jury investigation? The US Department of Justice for the Middle District of Florida may be prepared to proceed before a federal grand jury to seek charges against you. A Federal Grand Jury is a panel of people who hear […]

Do I Need to Hire a DUI Attorney?

Driving Under the Influence is a very serious charge in Florida. While the circumstances surrounding each case are different, one thing remains the same: the State of Florida has to prove the elements of DUI in order to convict you. Call Taracks & Associates today to speak with an experienced Tampa DUI attorney […]

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