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Missouri vs. McNeely’s Impact in Florida – F.S. Section 316.1933 is Unconstitutional

In a recent trial court level decision, State vs. Liles, 21 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 883a (FLWSUPP 2019LILE), a Circuit Court Judge in Florida found that Section 316.1933 is unconstitutional. Section 316.1933 previously allowed a forced blood draw even before an arrest with probable cause existed of DUI + a crash with serious bodily injury or death. The court found that reliance on Section 316.1933 cannot form the basis for a good faith exception to the exclusionary rule.

The Court also found that a warrantless blood draw without consent or exigent circumstances violates state and federal constitutional protections.

https://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/missouri-vs-mcneelys-impact-in-florida-f-s-section-316-1933-is-unconstitutional/
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 It is a little known fact that when it comes to adult Halloween celebrations, the playful and ghoulish festivities give rise to as many DUI arrests as other equally convivial holidays. 
It's a little known fact that when it comes to Halloween celebrations the ghoulish festivities give rise to as many Halloween DUI arrests as other holidays.
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New Blog Post: The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective - Christopher Denton - He drove to a traffic homicide investigation in the middle of the night. Deceased victim still lying in the road. Fellow officers suspected DUI but didn't do much of an investigation even after he blew a .161 and .151. I just got my hands on the report released. WTF indeed.
On Wednesday, I was combing through records for the one-and-only Intoxilyzer 8000 breathalyzer that belongs to the New Port Richey Police Department (NPRPD). The Serial Number of the breath test ma...
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+Casey - It really is the New Port Richey Officers that just drove him home that night with no arrest that annoy me. How often does that happen? And they kept it a secret for 5 weeks. That seems like a really big deal to me. I think the media will pick up the story eventually.
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Why are politicians in Hillsborough County and at the State level trying so hard to destroy Uber? It works and I use it. My friends use it. People who have temporarily lost driving privileges should use it instead of driving without a license or insurance. People out on the town should use it instead of driving DUI. It keeps the roads safer. If you live in Florida, call your State Senator and tell them to vote no on Florida 2015 Senate Bill 1298.
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I finally got around to doing a blog article. According to wordpress this is my 135th blog article. It is a "how to guide" on conducting a formal review hearing to contest the administrative suspension of a driver's license after a DUI arrest in Tampa or Hillsborough County, Florida.
https://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/how-to-guide-for-the-dhsmv-dui-formal-review-hearing-in-florida/
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Can Cops Drive Drunk to Work?

The media finally picks up the story about the detective in New Port Richey Police Department who allegedly drove drunk to a roadside investigation. Although his fellow officers saw the entire thing, they refused to conduct a criminal investigation or arrest him for DUI. He blew double the legal limit and then got a free ride home. Does the Officers' Bill of Rights in Florida prevent a DUI investigation if the officer drives drunk while on duty? What does MADD think about that?
10 Investigates raises questions with New Port Richey police after a detective is not arrested for DUI after officers noticed he was driving drunk.
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+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 .
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On the bus headed to the Derby with +JasonSammis
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I knew of few of these Google search commands, but seeing a list was helpful. Google has its own list too: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en
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  • University of Florida College of Law
    J.D., with Honors, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Oklahoma
    B.A., 1991 - 1995
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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 17 years, Jason Sammis. He also focuses exclusively on DUI and criminal defense.

Jason and I live in Tampa with our three 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. I am also a member of NCDD and DUIDLA which are organizations for DUI defense attorneys.
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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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I recently moved and I had a great time finding furniture my new house at the Missing Piece in Tampa. I also bought some new furniture, but shopping at the missing piece is way more fun. Some of it seems a little overprice but then you come across the perfect item at a price you can't even believe. So I would recommend it. They have delivery within a few days and I never had a problem with anything I purchased. The staff is very helpful.
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I really want to thank Sarah for helping me today. I am an attorney in another state. I called the office looking for some information and Sarah answered all of my questions and was very helpful. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional and has gone out of their way to be helpful to a former client long after their part of the case was completed. Thanks again!
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I had a wonderful time at the Wine Bar a few weeks ago. They have a nice selection of deserts and cheeses. It is a little pricey, but the presentation is beautiful. I've always had perfect service. If you are in Ybor then stop in for a glass of wine. You will not be disappointed.
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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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I was a little nervous after reading the reviews, but after staying here for three nights I love this place. We stayed in a two bedroom on the second floor of the main building. We spend two days at the water park and my kids loved it. At first we were thinking about going to Disney for one of the days, but the kids had so much fun at the water park we just decided to stick with that the second day too. You take a shuttle to the water park but we never waited more than 5 minutes for the shuttle. We picked the place because of the water park and lazy river and it did not disappoint. It was a very fun and relaxing trip. The sushi bar was really good. The kids ate for free at the clubhouse breakfast buffet which we thought was a joke at first. They eat for free? But it was true - some kind of special deal for the summer. The rooftop pool is really nice. The entire family had a really nice time and we will be back.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Good food and can't beat the weisswurst MIT brez'n and schweinsbraten.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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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