Blood Tests

The officer may request a blood sample from you when it is not possible or it is impractical to get a breath sample.  Examples include a situation where there is no breath machine available, or you were in the hospital for a significant length of time so that a breath...

Chemical Testing Procedures

A breath, blood, or urine test must be conducted according to Florida laws.  In the event that law enforcement did not follow the proper procedures, your results may be inadmissible in court. Also, each breath test machine must have annual and monthly inspections....

Breath Tests – Procedure

A breath test must be administered according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) rules. ▪ The breath sample may only be taken after a police officer has observed you for 20 minutes. ▪ The samples must be taken within 15 minutes of each other. ▪ The samples...

Field Sobriety Exercises

Some possible defenses to Field Sobriety Exercises are where the officer tells you or implies to you that the exercises are mandatory, where the exercises were not administered in a dry, flat, well-lit area, or where the officer did not comply with the instructions...

Invalid Traffic Stop

In some situations, the officer was not legally allowed to pull you over.  If this defense applies to your case, most evidence the officer found after you were pulled over is not admissible in court.  This often leads to your case being dismissed. The officer must...