Car Chase Suspect in Indian River County Pursuit Arrested

A man in Indian River County, Florida was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The entire event was captured on video. The man, who is 27 years old and resides at the 8800 block of Fifth Avenue in Sebastian, was charged with fleeing from the police, fleeing.. read more →

Victim’s Parents Sue Doctor in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A Viera-based doctor is accused of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man on April 27, 2016. At the time of the alleged hit-and-run accident, the doctor was returning to her home in Sebastian after having dinner with her friend in Viera. Coming up to 104th Avenue.. read more →

Fort Pierce Man Arrested on Weapon, Drug Charges

Fort Pierce police arrested a man who fled from police in a vehicle and on foot. The man allegedly ran because he was trying to avoid weapons charges and drug charges. It all began when the police noticed the man driving without wearing his seat belt. Law enforcement officials say that they tried to stop.. read more →

Traffic Violation Leads to Weapon and Marijuana Charges in Fort Pierce

A 29-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested recently and taken into custody after failing to come to a complete stop at the corner of North 33rd Street and Angle Road. Upon searching the man, police allegedly came across a small quantity of marijuana and $5,870 in cash. A search of the man’s vehicle reportedly produced.. read more →

Coral Springs Psychiatrist Arrested for Hit-and-Run Crash on Turnpike

A Coral Springs psychiatrist who tried to “paint” her way out of trouble is facing criminal charges in connection with a hit-and-run traffic crash. In view of her actions after the accident, she could probably benefit from the services of a Port Saint Lucie hit and run defense attorney. This type of legal assistance is.. read more →

Fort Pierce Man Tries to Outrun the Police

It never pays to run from police. It always ends in a disastrous situation such as a death, injury or compounded criminal charges. A recent chase ended with a man receiving multiple charges. He had run from the police in his car and then switched to running on foot after his speeding led to a.. read more →

Man on Lawnmower Arrested on Driving with Suspended License

Help for Those Who Violate Florida’s Driving Laws A man whose license had previously been suspended is in even deeper trouble after a freak traffic accident near Fort Pierce, Fla. The wreck occurred while he was driving a motorized lawn mower, although he may not have even realized that he was in violation of the.. 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 →

Permanently Revoked Driver License Reinstated Unconditionally

In an earlier blog report, the tugboat captain, Blaine Masters, got his felony DWLS set aside via postconviction relief. After that, Masters hired Garland to fix his life-time license revocation. See Tugboat Captain’s Coast Guard License Saved Via Motion to Correct Sentencing Error. Turns out that DHSMV “merged” Masters’ driving histories in 2014. Apparently, DHSMV.. read more →

Administrative Option Dodges DUI Bullet

Gustof Nesmith (not his real name) was cited for driving without a valid license on 10/4/15. The charge was actually a “gift”, because Nesmith’s license was suspended on account of a long ago New Jersey DUI conviction. Nesmith had been jailed by St. Lucie County Judge Yacucci for the same offense about a year earlier… read more →

St Lucie Woman Arrested after Driving into Daycare

On Feb. 3, 2015, Fort Pierce authorities reported that they took the driver of a vehicle into custody after she allegedly drove her vehicle into a daycare center. The 32-year-old woman received a ticket for driving with a license. They related that she was driving north on a local road when she hit a mailbox.. read more →

Fort Pierce Driving Offenses Defense Lawyer

Racing on Highway Charge Reduced Alan Jasper (not his real name) was charged with racing on the highway in violation of Section 316.191(2)(a), on November 19, 2013. Shortly after bonding out of jail, he hired Attorney Jeffrey H. Garland.   A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper alleged that he observed Jasper engage in a high.. read more →

Fort Pierce Driving Violations Lawyer

Dealer Plate Defeats Charge of Attaching Unassigned Tag Alex Anderson (not his real name) was driving a fully restored 1978 Chevy down a public highway minding his own business. Unbeknownst to Alex was the practice of local law enforcement to stop white folks driving in a “black” part of Fort Pierce at about 11 in.. read more →

Treasure Coast Lawyer Defeats Driving Charge

On 2/18/13, a Fort Pierce police officer arrested Carlos Montoya (not his real name) for allowing an unlicensed person to drive. Carlos is an “undocumented alien” who is trying to gain permanent resident status. A conviction for this charge – even with a “withhold of  adjudication” – would be potentially disastrous. Treasure Coast Lawyer Defeats.. read more →

Get Rid of Your License Plate Bracket

If you value your privacy, and if you wish to avoid being stopped at an inopportune time, then you should get rid of any license plate bracket which encroaches on any portion of the writing images on your license plate. Police have so many “reasons” to stop a vehicle, that you hardly need to give.. read more →

DHSMV driving records have always had errors.

Those facing a felony prosecution for driving on a suspension or revocation need to be aware that DHSMV must prove mailing of notice of an administrative suspension/revocation to the last known address. Failure of the DHSMV records to prove this is a defense. read more →

Tales from the Bizzarro World – DHSMV Provides Contradictory Driving Histories

Johnny Morris (not his real name) was arrested on 2/16/12, in Okeechobee County for possession of cocaine, possession of cannabis under 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor driving while license suspended (DWLS). Morris bonded out of jail. The State subsequently filed formal charges (which added a charge of evidence tampering), and provided discovery,.. read more →

Stop Based on “Loud Music” Statute is No Good

On 6/2/12, Jude Lawson (not his real name) was stopped at about 1:00 A.M. in Fort Pierce. The deputy claimed that Jude was playing loud music in his pickup truck in violation of Florida Statute 316.3045. The deputy discovered that Jude’s license was suspended for failing to pay child support. Judge was arrested for DWLS.. read more →

Trooper’s On-board Video Proves Confabulation

In June, 2012, an FHP trooper was radar timing cars traveling west on Port St. Lucie Boulevard in the area of the Floresta Drive intersection.  The trooper was watching cars as they came down the west side of the bridge over the north fork of the St. Lucie River.  Drivers ordinarily have to brake on.. read more →

HOA Lies Are Exposed: Leaving Scene Of Accident Charge Dropped

Kent Ford (not his real name) had never been arrested.  Never been in trouble.  Nada.  Kent retired from up north to Port St. Lucie with his bride of many years.  Life was good.  Back during the great land boom, they bought an investment property in a gated community in St. Lucie West.  The hope for.. read more →