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You can be arrested for DUI without being inside the vehicle!

Is it legal for the police to arrest me when no one saw me in the car? Florida case law says yes! Police can find that you are in actual physical control of a car and arrest you for DUI even if you were not in the car when they got there and no one else sees you driving.
by Thomas Feiter - May 14th, 2015


Can I Withdraw My Plea, Your Honor?

Whether or not a person in Florida can withdraw (or take back) their plea in any criminal case, depends in large part on two factors: (1) the timing of your motion to withdraw the plea; and (2) the presiding judge. The Timing There are two times in which a person may withdraw a plea – ...
by Thomas Feiter - September 25th, 2014

Preservation of Evidence: Your Due Process Rights and the Obligations of the State

We all lose things in the office – a memo, a pen, your keys, whatever.  But when a prosecutor’s office loses a piece of evidence in your case, it may or may not be a reason for your case to be dismissed.  This article discusses when loss or destruction of evidence may (or may not) help ...
by Thomas Feiter - September 15th, 2014

How Eyewitness Testimony Can Be Unreliable

Most people are unaware of the hidden dangers of eyewitness testimony. Crimes usually occur suddenly and take people by surprise, frequently resulting in witnesses or victims making false (or wrong) identifications.
by Thomas Feiter - May 29th, 2014

Why DUI stops no longer require police to see you driving recklessly

Insight into the new authority granted to police to allow DUI stops based on anonymous tips.
by Amanda Sampaio - May 12th, 2014

Looking Forward; A New Fighter Law

In addition to the new website for fighterlaw.com, we're happy to announce our plans for the firm moving forward the rest of 2014.
by Thomas Feiter - March 31st, 2014

Florida Man Taken into Custody After Cocaine Incident

A man from Key West who had been taken into custody for alleged cocaine possession allegedly told officers that he did not know that cocaine was illegal in the state, according to the police report that was written after the arrest. The incident began on Feb. 23 when a call came into police regarding three ...
by The Fighter Law Firm - March 04th, 2014

Nine People Facing Drug Charges After Search Warrant

Orlando residents may be interested to learn that nine people have been detained on drug charges in Ocala. Police reportedly served a search warrant on a Southeast 86th Avenue home and took into custody two men and one 27-year-old woman. In addition, six others were detained in a wider investigation that originated from that warrant. ...
by The Fighter Law Firm - February 24th, 2014

Man Accused of Buying Merchandise with Fraudulent Credit Cards

On Feb. 13, a 50-year-old man was taken into custody after police accused him of buying merchandise at a Florida mall with gift cards that were obtained fraudulently. It was estimated that he spent hundreds of dollars worth of items with these gift cards. According to the report, the gift cards were purchased out-of-state with ...
by The Fighter Law Firm - February 17th, 2014
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