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Florida Man Arrested for DUI Tells Police He Was Only Drinking at Stop Signs

A Vero Beach man who claimed that he only drank when his vehicle was not moving was recently taken into custody by local police authorities and charged with driving while under the influence. He and anyone facing DUI charges will need the services of an Indian River County DUI defense lawyer. This type of assistance.. read more →

16 Aug 2018
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28 Arrested in Indian River County Traffic Detail Over Memorial Day Weekend

A special DUI detail that was conducted over the Memorial Day holiday netted 28 arrests in Indian River County. Participating in the detail were the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Indian River Shores Public Safety Department and officers from the Sebastian Police Department and Fellsmere Police Department. More than 150.. read more →

14 Jun 2018
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Indian River County corrections deputy charged with DUI

An Indian River County corrections deputy has been cited with driving under the influence by the Florida Highway Patrol. The man’s arrest report indicates that he drove his vehicle into trees at the McKee Botanical Garden when a traffic stop was attempted. The 39-year-old officer denied consuming any alcoholic beverages and stated that he was.. read more →

07 Jun 2018
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Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide, DUI in Connection with September Crash

Investigators in the Fort Pierce area of Florida stated that a man who was driving drunk was going at a speed of 71 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood when he hit and killed a woman in September 2017. On Monday, March 19, 2018, police arrested the man, who is 39 years old and.. read more →

16 Apr 2018
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Woman drove drunk with child, 4 flat tires in Port St. Lucie

Port St. Lucie police recently arrested a 39-year-old woman who is alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol with four flat tires and a child in the back seat of her car. Police reported that the woman was observed driving at about 10 mph in a 40 mph zone. She had a.. read more →

03 Apr 2018
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On Retrial After Reversal of Conviction Client Found Not Guilty of DUI

Julie Banner (not her real name) retained Port Saint Lucie criminal defense Attorney Jeffrey H. Garland for her appeal. She had been convicted of DUI and sentenced, among other things, to 120 days in St. Lucie County’s Crossbar Hilton. She was not a happy camper. Attorney Garland moved for an appeal bond to secure Banner’s.. read more →

Designated Driver Charged with Driving Under the Influence in St. Lucie County

A man who maintained that he was the designated driver for his friend ended up arrested on a charge of driving under the influence in St. Lucie County. According to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, the arrested man was clocked by a deputy sheriff driving a pickup truck a 75 miles-per-hour in a 50.. read more →

09 Jun 2017
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DUI Conviction Reversed on Appeal

Julie Banner (not her real name) was convicted of DUI at a jury trial in St. Lucie County. Judge Yacucci sentenced Banner to 120 days in jail. St. Lucie County DUI defense Attorney Jeffrey Garland was retained to pursue the appeal. Garland immediately moved for stay of sentence and an appeal bond. Judge Yacucci denied.. read more →

St. Lucie County Felony Arrests

A number of St. Lucie County felony arrest were made in the St. Lucie County, Florida area on Thursday, February 9, 2017. These arrests involved a number of people who committed a variety of crimes. A 49 year old man of the Southwest Savona Boulevard area in Port St. Lucie was arrested on charges of.. read more →

Fort Pierce Man Arrested for DUI after Parking Car on Railroad Tracks

Since the 80s, society and the criminal justice system have changed to reflect a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to driving under the influence. In many states – Florida included – this means that those arrested and convicted of a DUI can expect not only hefty fines and probation but potentially more serious sanctions, ranging from the loss of their license to jail.. read more →

16 Jan 2017
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Port St. Lucie Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter

A 53-year-old Port St. Lucie man has been placed under arrest in connection with the death of a stranded motorist who was standing outside of his car on the 900 block of Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard last weekend. A witness identified the suspect as the driver of a vehicle that sat at a green.. read more →

15 Nov 2016
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St. Lucie County Felony Arrests: Oct. 18, 2016

There have been a number of felony arrests in the Port St. Lucie area of Florida as of Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  It is important to have a Port St Lucie Criminal defense attorney to help if you are arrested for a felony. The arrests are as follows, in detail. In Sorrento, a 52 year.. read more →

Port St. Lucie Police Arrest Man in Fatal Hit-and-Run

An alleged hit-and-run accident in Port St. Lucie on August 26 in which a 25-year-old Pompano Beach motorcyclist died has resulted in the arrest of a 47-old Port St. Lucie man. The latter individual is facing charges of hit-and-run, driving under the influence (DUI) and causing death. He’s currently in St. Lucie County jail on.. read more →

Attorney Jeffrey Garland Saves Tugboat Captain’s License

Tugboat Captain’s Coast Guard License Saved Via Motion to Correct Sentencing Error Tugboat Captain’s Coast Guard License Saved Via Motion to Correct Sentencing Error Blaine Masters (not his real name) was charged with felony DWLS. After paying for not one, but two other lawyers, he plead out to the felony and got “just” 120 days.. read more →

Man arrested Following Fort Pierce Firearm Offense

In the early morning hours of April 21, a 28-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested after police stated that had been identified by a witness as the individual seen firing shots out of the sunroof on a white BMW while driving through Port St. Lucie. That individual, allegedly told Port St. Lucie police that he.. read more →

Woman on Golf Cart Arrested for DUI in St. Lucie

Recently, a woman was stopped in Stuart, Florida by a St. Lucie County deputy. She was driving a golf cart between the sidewalk and the roadway when the deputy stopped her and asked her how much she had to drink. She told the deputy she had “a lot” to drink. The deputy discovered that her.. read more →

26 Jan 2016
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Fort Pierce DUI Arrest for Man Who Killed 1 Year-Old Toddler

It is never a good feeling to see and hear the flashing lights and blaring horns of a police car indicating you had better come to a stop … and it can be far worse if you have been drinking and driving. Known as DUI, a driving under the influence charge in Florida, as in.. read more →

19 Jan 2016
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Man Arrested In St. Lucie For DUI Manslaughter

A 23 year-old man named Admerson Cleber Eugenio Vicente has been charged with DUI manslaughter. He has also been charged with driving without a license. He crashed into another vehicle while he was driving in Broward County. The crashed killed two sisters, Alexis and Brittany Musumeci. Vicente was driving on the wrong side of the.. read more →

20 Oct 2015
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Fort Pierce Man on Probation Arrested for DU

On Sunday, August 16, a 23-year-old man on probation for attempted murder was arrested in Fort Pierce police on suspicion of DUI after being pulled over for speeding. John Garrett Call Jr. of Fort Pierce was stopped at approximately 2:48 a.m. after being clocked doing roughly 80 miles per hour on South Ocean Boulevard by.. read more →

Women Arrested in Fort Pierce For DUI

Some DUI cases may seem to be cut-and-dry, but a DUI lawyer can review case specifics in many instances and determine if there are mitigating circumstances which can help to reduce penalties or even exonerate a defendant. Consider a recent Fort Pierce case in which two women were stopped in two separate traffic checkpoints. The.. read more →

Lawyer Pokes Holes in Positive Pot Urinalysis

  Rodney Rockaway (not his real name) was arrested for DUI and possession of cannabis under 20 grams on 10/20/13 by the special investigations unit (SIU) of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and by Officer Michael Acevedo of the Fort Pierce Police Department. Initially, Rockaway “went with” the public defender’s office. Later on, he.. read more →

St. Lucie DUI Attorney

  State Drops DUI Based on Lack of Proof of Actual Physical Control The Defendant, Ajax Monroe (not his real name), was arrested for this DUI on 12/12/12. The underlying charge had, allegedly, occurred on 8/14/11. Ajax was hospitalized as a result of the accident. He was arrested on a warrant. Ajax retained Jeffrey H… read more →

No Key, Then No Actual Physical Control/Hearing Officer Invalidates DUI Suspension

B.A. was arrested for DUI in the early morning hours of October 11, 2009, in the parking area of Fort Pierce’s South Beach Jetty Park. According to the Arrest Affidavit, B.A. was “sleeping” in the driver’s seat. SLCSO Deputy Benjamin Deblieck said that the driver had difficulty awakening, had a strong odor of an alcoholic.. read more →