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Leslie Sammis
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Q. So what happens when Florida changes its DUI statute to a DWI statute? A. More arrests and more convictions.

Q. What happens when it also creates a new "per se" or strict liability version of DWI for driving with any amount of any drug (Schedule I-IV) including marijuana regardless of whether the person was impaired or not? A. Lots of innocent people get targeted by lazy officers.

Jury is told impairment doesn't matter just the presence of drug in blood or urine test. Read my rant below about this bad bill.
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Anyone else redesigning their website?

After about 5 years, I finally decided to totally redesign my website. I wanted it to look clear and simple. The link below is for an interior page for DUI. I have over 250 pages of content that had to be moved over to a new content management system (CMS).

The CMS went from DotNetNuke to MODx. I now love MODx. It is super easy to edit or update the content on the website. Even easier than Wordpress once you get used to it. Hopefully, I won't have to redesign the site for another 5 years.

I still have some additional things to do - like get a photographer into the office to take pictures. We are shooting some videos next month to put up on the site.  So it is a work in progress - but all the big stuff is done.

Special thinks to +Internet LAVA, LLC , my kid brother +Jason Miller , and project manager +Cynthia James who kept it all on schedule.

Anyone else out there using MODx for an attorney website?
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Looks great, #Leslie Sammis! I'm about to change websites too. I might contact  +Internet LAVA, LLC 
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Super Lawyers wants to charge me $150 a month for a premium profile. That's after they e-mail me that: "Over the past year, your Expanded Online Attorney Profile was one of the top 5% most viewed profiles on SuperLawyers.com." It hasn't brought me one case that I know of so I feel bad for the other 95%. Last year it was $50 a month. I feel used.  
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SuperLawyers is a huge rip off
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Thanks - I am writing the whole statute 48 pages to go. Feel free to share with our NORML friends and followers.
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Interesting perspective on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that extended Batson to the exercise of peremptory strikes of jurors on the basis of sexual orientation.
 
Can jurors be struck due to sexual orientation?
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Thanks for the invitation. I learn a lot from following this group.

I'm a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, FL. We have three attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm. I focus primarily on DUI defense. Please follow me on G+, and also circle or plus my firm - +Sammis Law Firm, P.A. .

I also helped created +Internet LAVA, LLC and +Lawyer Legion. I help them in my spare time so I'm interested in all the internet marketing stuff.
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I'm at the Masters of DUI 2014 Seminar. Up next is Tampa Attorney Eilam Issak on Game Changing Motion Practice in DUI Cases.
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+Janice Winchester This year it was in Tampa and it's sponsored by the criminal law section of the Florida Bar. I think it is a different place each year.
 +David Cmelik Probably, I headed home so I missed the open bar. I do better at the out of town seminars.
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It has been awhile - but I wrote a new blog article on whether Florida should enhance the penalties for Leaving the Scene after a car crash.

In a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times, “As hit and run cases multiply is Florida law to blame?“, reporter John Romano poses the question this way:

Do you know what you call that? An incentive to flee, no matter how many broken or dying bodies you leave behind. Even nonfatal accidents reward hit-and-run drivers with similar or lesser penalties than those convicted of DUI.

When you think of it that way, the only reason for an impaired driver to stick around is his/her own sense of compassion and responsibility for the carnage they have created.

This article discusses the proposed legislation.
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The Florida Division of Elections today confirmed that proponents of a 2014 statewide measure to allow for the physician-supervised use of cannabis have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify for the November ballot. #medicalmarijuana #florida  
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Is the global drop in violence crime because of the drop in lead poisoning? In the US, the law enforcement types like to claim that our high incarceration rates are the reason for the drop in crime, but in other countries that don't have a spike in incarceration rates you see almost identical drops in the crime rate over the last 30 years. Interesting stuff.
 
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Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
    Shareholder, Criminal Defense Attorney, 2008 - present
  • Escobar, Ramirez & Associates
    Associate, Criminal Defense Attorney, 2006 - 2008
  • Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis
    Associate, Criminal Defense Attorney, 2001 - 2006
  • Public Defender's Office, 4th Judicial Circuit
    Assistant Public Defender, 1999 - 2001
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Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
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Visit our main website if you are looking for a criminal and DUI defense attorney in Tampa or more information on DUI in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL.

Leslie M. Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
813-250-0500

Education and Experience

I graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with Honors in 1999. I have completed internships with the State Attorney's Office working with state prosecutors, United States Attorney's Office working with federal prosecutors, and an United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida in the Tampa Division.

I began my career as an assistant public defender in Florida. I have represented hundreds of individuals in misdemeanor, felony and juvenile cases. After working for two years at the public defender's office, I entered private practice in 2001 where I continued to focus on criminal defense.

In 2008, I founded the Sammis Law Firm with my husband of 12 years, Jason Sammis. He also focuses exclusively on DUI and criminal defense.

Jason and I live in Tampa with our two kids and an ill-behaved chocolate lab.

Other Interests

When I'm not in the courtroom, I love to travel with the kids and stay at the beach.

Being an active member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) allows me to stay current on recent changes in the law that impact criminal defense.

I am also an attorney on the NORML Legal Committee which fights for the reform of marijuana laws throughout the country. 
Education
  • University of Florida College of Law
    J.D., with Honors, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Oklahoma
    B.A., 1991 - 1995
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Love the bistro burger and spinach salad. And the fish and steamed veggies are good. The mac and cheese is incredible but probably has a billion calories. Pick up is really quick and easy. Overall it is a good solution when you want a nice dinner but are too tired to think about cooking.
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Great steak & wine list. The dessert room is a fun way to end the meal. The service is perfect every time.
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Yummy lunch menu. Food and service are really good. Nice views.
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Rich and his staff did a great job on my mother-in-law's house in Tampa. She loves the hardwood floors! I would recommend this company.
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