DUI Penalties in Florida

The penalties set for drinking and driving are remarkably severe in Florida. Based on the person’s DUI record or the fact that there was property damage or personal injury, the penalties can vary from probation to jail time, and everything in between. Every DUI sentence includes probation, a suspension of the driver’s license, fines, DUI…

How Police Officers test for DUI

When a police officer suspects a DUI violation, he usually conducts one or more tests to determine whether the driver is impaired. There are several ways to test a driver’s sobriety, such as Field Sobriety Tests, a Breathalyzer Test and Blood Alcohol Content Tests. Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) When you are pulled over for a…

Attorney Peter Dennis discusses the ongoing DUI investigation into an off duty Cape Coral police officer with Wink News

Once an arrest is made, the clock starts ticking for the prosecution. So you don’t want to prematurely start that process. You have to get as much information as possible before you do that. Read more on Wink News: http://www.winknews.com/2016/12/19/lack-of-arrest-after-cape-officer-crash-raises-questions/ (video needs Flash enabled but the article summarizes the content)

Happy Thanksgiving from Peter Dennis!

And here’s a friendly tip from your favorite criminal lawyer: if you feel that your Thanksgiving guests stay too long, don’t shoot them. In a recent case, a Florida woman shot her guests (and accidentally shot her boyfriend!), while trying to get her guests to leave her property because she thought that they had overstayed…