Texting While Driving – The Next DUI

- July 25, 2011

We at the Rooth Law Group, see every day the often tragic effects of a decision to drive under the influence. Because texting while driving is similarly dangerous and avoidable, we urge all drivers to refrain from this all too-common practice. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to defend yourself against these DUI charges, please call our office for a free consultation. Call us today for a free consultation: (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County and (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County. Continue reading


An Overview of Florida Boating Under the Influence Law

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A BUI charge is easier to avoid than to fight in a court of law. If you do find yourself in this unfortunate circumstance, or having to defense any driving under the influence charge, do not hesitate to call Rooth Law Group today for a free consultation: (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County and (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County. Continue reading


St. Petersburg FL DUI DMV Blood Alcohol Content Defense Lawyer

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This article focuses only on a first-time DUI and discusses how the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles responds to a DUI arrest and the actions they take immediately after your arrest. If you have questions about your DUI charge or traffic violation, call us today for a free consultation, (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County and (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County. Continue reading


How Your Field Sobriety Test May Impact Your DUI Prosecution

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If you have been pulled over for a suspected DUI, it is likely the police officer asked you to perform various exercises to test your physical and motor skills. These tests are known as field sobriety tests and have been developed with the goal of being standardized, scientifically reliable, and predictive of impairment. A skilled criminal defense attorney may be able to challenge the field sobriety tests in your legal defense. Contact St. Petersburg DUI attorneys at Rooth Law Group for a free consultation today: (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County and (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County. Continue reading


Video – Know the Evidence and Develop a Strategy

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As the cost of video technology becomes more affordable and the ability to store the video becomes easier, the use of video in court cases has greatly increased. The increased prevalence of video capturing criminal activity has made video a pivotal issue in determining whether the prosecutor can obtain a conviction. If there is a video involved in the alleged charge against you, don’t take changes. Hire a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling video evidence. Contact our Florida criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation: (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County and (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County. Continue reading


The Florida Tourist’s Guide to First-Time DUI Arrests and Sanctions

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A DUI arrest is not only embarrassing it is also an extremely expensive lesson in Florida. Millions of people travel to Florida each year, often to take advantage of our tourist-based economy, visit the beaches and theme parks. Few people visit with the intentions of going home with a DUI charge or conviction. This article addresses may questions that Florida tourists arrested for a DUI face, ranging from “do I have to go to court in Florida?” to “what are the sanctions imposed by the judge?” If you have additional questions, contact our Florida criminal defense law firm for a free consultation: (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County and (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County. Continue reading