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This is a good way to find an DUI attorney online in California. Check out the directory for the California DUI Lawyers Association founded in 1989.
 
+Lawyer Legion just launched the new "find a lawyer" directory for the California DUI Lawyers Association founded in 1989. The top DUI lawyers in California are active in this organization. Visit their directory if you need a DUI attorney.  More than 500 attorneys are listed. If your organization needs a better membership directory then contact Lawyer Legion and the team and +Internet LAVA, LLC .
http://lawyers.california-dui-lawyers.org/
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New Petition to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016 is ready to be signed.
 
The new petition to legalize medical marijuana in Florida in 2016 has been approved by the Secretary of State. Florida voters can download, print, sign, and mail in the new petition. 700,000 validated signatures are needed. Read more about marijuana crimes in Florida.


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The criminal defense attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, created this blog to discuss criminal justice issues, statistics and policy. Leave a comment whether you agree with our analysis or not. Sammis Law Firm 1005 N. Marion St. Tampa, FL 33602 ...
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The Sheriff in Pasco County calls two deputies "criminals who were unfortunately wearing a badge." Carlos Xavier Lopez, 41, was charged Nov. 6 with sexually battering a woman while he was in uniform and on-duty following up on a call for a previous domestic incident.

Longtime Pasco deputy Fredric Pye Vetter was fired. He was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with evidence tampering.
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We recommend +Internet LAVA, LLC - if your law firm is looking for a company to redesign your website or improve your internet marketing strategy. http://www.criminaldefenseattorneytampa.com/website-design-and-internet-marketing/
 
I just wrote a page on my website explaining why I recommend the services of +Internet LAVA, LLC in Houston, TX. If your law firm wants a better website or internet marketing strategy, then consider Internet LAVA, LLC. Disclaimer: I invested in the company early on and I still own a piece of the company. Although I am not involved in the day to day operations of the company (because I'm busy practicing law) I do help them in an advisory role so that they can build better websites for their clients.
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What are the consequences of leaving the scene of a traffic crash?

Florida State Statute 316.027 provides for different penalties depending on whether anyone was hurt and the type of damages suffered. 

If you are convicted of leaving the scene of a crash that has caused injury to another, then the charge is a third degree felony.

If you are convicted of leaving the scene of a crash that has caused serious bodily injury to another, then the charge is a second degree felony.

If you are convicted of leaving the scene of a crash that results in the death of another, then the charge is a first degree felony, and the court must impose a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 4 years.

All of these offenses will also result in your driver's license being revoked for at least 3 years.

Under Florida State Statute 316.027, you are required to STOP your vehicle if you are involved in a crash and remain at the scene; you must provide certain contact information to others at the scene; the stop shall be made without unnecessarily obstructing traffic, and, if a damaged vehicle is obstructing traffic, the driver of the vehicle shall make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to obstruct the regular flow of traffic.

Read more about leaving the scene, hit and rule and Florida Statute 316.027.
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Mrs Sammis previously represented me in a restraing order case. She was great very prepared very honest and not only got a dismissal but was so effective the judge gave an 8 page ruling explaining how it was filed fraudulently and it was done to blackmail me.

My divorce lawyer as most are only concerned with running my bill up and dragging things out. Mrs Sammis took over my case that had drug on for two years and was able to complete my case in 6 months. All rulings against my x and handled my divorce more effectively and receiving an outcome numerous lawyers told me I couldn't. She is the best. Worth every Pennie.

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After canceling the last checkpoint scheduled in July, the Hillsborough County's Sheriff's Office has announced that it will conduct a "low-man" checkpoint from 2000 hrs. to 0000 hrs. District IV - Southern Hillsborough County BAT and Transportation Provided - Location TBA

BAT and Transportation will be provided. The exact location of the checkpoint has not yet been announced.

Visit our website for more information on DUI checkpoints in Florida. http://www.criminaldefenseattorneytampa.com/dui/defenses/checkpoints/
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Do you like the design of your criminal defense or DUI website? If not, then give +Internet LAVA, LLC a call and tell them that we sent you.

We highly recommend this company - visit our website to learn more about the drunk driving defense website that Internet LAVA, LLC, designed for our company more than five years ago.

We have recommended Internet LAVA, LLC, to many of our friends over the years (and they are still our friends and very happy with their website and internet marketing strategy). You can call us for more information if you are looking for a website design company.

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What do prosecutors think of the drunk driving refusal case? A prosecutor in Tarrant County, TX, explains it this way:

"Statistics in our county reveal which DWI trials are most challenging. In 2010, the conviction rates for cases with breath and blood tests were 83 and 100 percent, respectively. However, the conviction rate for all DWI cases in Tarrant County was 58 percent. This sizeable decrease is attributable to breath/blood test refusal cases (45 percent conviction rate) and the dreaded total refusal (35 percent)....

One reason breath-test refusal cases are difficult is because the absence of objective evidence often causes juries to demand obvious signs of intoxication that are more consistent with a total loss of normal faculties."

See http://www.tdcaa.com/journal/new-dwi-prosecution

Read more about refusal cases in Florida - http://www.criminaldefenseattorneytampa.com/dui/chemical-testing/refusal/
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We just updated the page on our website discussing DUI cases in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL. Find out why we are still encouraging our clients to demand a formal review hearing to contest the administrative suspension.
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Since taking office Governor Rick Scott has been increasing aggressive with taking actions against notaries after an allegation of misconduct. The Governor's Office is responsible for investigating infractions both small and large.

In some cases, the allegations lead to a criminal investigation and prosecution after the case is referred to law enforcement.

For instance, under Florida Statute Section 117.05 for "Falsely Taking or Receiving an Acknowledgment of a Signature on a Written Instrument" is a third degree felony.
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St. Petersburg Police Department DUI enforcement officer Kenneth Pienik was fired on Thursday. A lengthy investigation showed two reasons for the termination.

First, he used excessive force during a DUI arrest in January.

Second, he tried to cover up the abuse by refusing to turn over the video and suggesting to the prosecutor that he would destroy the evidence.

The Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County did the right thing by not backing down and requesting the video from his supervisor before it could be destroyed.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/08/08/st-petersburg-officer-fired-excessive-force/13788505/
In another world, this would have been a police cover up. 10 News tracked down the violent video that cost a cop his job.
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It is curious that the officer thought he could get away with telling the prosecutor that he would make the video disappear. It makes you wonder what other prosecutors do in that situation. 
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When this attorney doesn't waive his client's right to a speedy trial, the judge tells the attorney: "You know, if I had a rock I would throw it at you right now... Stop pissing me off. Just sit down."  When the attorney explains that he has a right to be there, the judge asks him to go out back. The judge says "I'll beat your ass." Although you cannot see it on video, the judge then allegedly grabs the attorneys and starts punching until the bailiff separates the two men.

Why would the PD waive speedy at first appearance? That judge won't be a judge for long.
Channel 9 learned deputies had to break up a fight between a Brevard County judge and public defender after an argument in court Monday.
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1005 N Marion St Tampa, FL 33602
1005 North Marion StreetUSFloridaTampa33602
Criminal Justice AttorneyToday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
The criminal defense attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., represent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Visit our main website for information about how we protect our clients after an arrest warrant or criminal investigation involving the following types of criminal charges:
  • DUI (often called DWI or drunk driving);
  • violation of probation;
  • domestic violence;
  • drug offenses from possession to drug trafficking;
  • marijuana crimes from possession to trafficking;
  • criminal charges against juveniles; and
  • weapon and firearm crimes.
DUI Attorneys in Tampa FL - read more about how our attorneys fight to protect our clients from a DUI conviction after a high breath test on the breathalyzer, refusal to submit to chemical testing of the BAC, DUI with a blood or urine test, and DUI with property damage or personal injury.

We also created an entire website that is devoted exclusively to DUI defense in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL.
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"I must say she is one of the best criminal lawyer in town."
"This was my second DUI offense and had multiple states involved."
"Thank you Leslie, Jason, Laurel, and Adie for all your hard work and advice!"
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Wanda Jones
a month ago
Extremely pleased with my experience and the quality of work provided by this firm. If you are looking for a DUI defense attorney- this is the place you should go !!!!
Saurab Basnet
2 years ago
I hired Leslie for my DUI case. I must say she is one of the best criminal lawyer in town. This was my second DUI offense and had multiple states involved. She analyzed my case with all commitment and really worked hard towards it. She got it down to a reckless driving with no probation and no points on my license. I am really happy with the kind of work they do at Sammis Law Firm. I have had bad experiences with lawyers before because they don't bring results the way they assure in the beginning but with Leslie and Sammis Law Firm I found it different. I would recommend all the people like me who never knew where to go at times when you need one to keep Sammis as their first option.
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Tammy Moncrief
2 years ago
I went to Sammis Law recently for defense of a citation and was treated extremely well. I have a great respect for Mr. Sammis and his group. They really helped me out through a stressful time and the outcome of the case was much better than I had expected. I highly recommend them to anyone.
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Kerry Fishman
3 years ago
Jason and Leslie Sammis: I hired the Sammis Law Firm to represent me on 2 different cases Jason handled one and Leslie handled the other. Let me say that i couldn't have hoped for better results than they acheived on both cases. If you are in trouble with the law and are not sure who to hire or which way to turn....trust me Jason and Leslie Sammis are the best!
Arturo Santos
8 months ago
In seeking legal representation, each person faces incredibly difficult sets of challenges in finding someone that is just the right fit. A person close to me, recently faced that particular challenge. This particular firm, specifically Ms. Sammis, was a stellar choice for many reasons. Ms. Sammis is a hard working, knowledgeable, experienced, organized, and charismatic law professional. She not only exhibits qualities and actions that make for a great attorney, but she also tenaciously exhausts every possible opportunity on her client's behalf. If you appreciate someone courageous and brave that understands the law, this is your attorney. If you'd also like someone that cares, you're doubly in luck. As an observer of her work, and a witness to specific examples leading to this conclusion, I'd recommend anyone/everyone to her.
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Richard Bucklew
11 months ago
Find another attorney!! I called with regarding an incident at the Tampa airport and the person I spoke to immediately suggests to me that I was carrying a weapon at the airport!! Unbelievable the preconceived defenses people dream up in their own minds based on lack of life experience and critical thinking skills!!
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Most of the time when people call us about an incident at the Tampa airport it is because of a criminal charge for carrying a concealed weapon through security. We frequently get calls about incidents involving weapons at the airport. But nevertheless my assistant should have listened more carefully instead of jumping to conclusions. There is no excuse for not listening more carefully. I shared your concerns with the other attorneys in the office and the employees who answer the phones. We do appreciate the feedback. Thanks again for your comments. Leslie Sammis Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney at Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
Layth Faraj
11 months ago
Thanks a lot! appreciate your help.
A Google User
5 years ago
My husband hired Leslie Sammis to represent me in an old case that I knew nothing about. Leslie always took the time to talk to me, answer questions, and just listen. She treated me like a real person and understood the fears and concerns that I had. My case has been resolved and I am pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend Leslie as I have witnessed her hard work and determination in my own case.