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How to Defend Yourself Against DUI Charges

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Although there are serious penalties for people who are convicted on charges of driving under the influence (DUI), there are ways that you can successfully minimize or avoid these penalties by using certain defense tactics. It is difficult to defend against DUI charges because of the nature of the crime and the amount of… Read More »

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What Does the Term ‘Entrapment’ Mean?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

A common defense for various types of criminal offenses is entrapment by law enforcement officers. Entrapment refers to a specific type of interaction between the defendant and police officers either before or during the time of the alleged crime. Most entrapment cases involve police officers using some form of coercion to cause someone to… Read More »

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Types of Drug Crime Charges in Florida

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

There are several different types of drug crime charges, with varying levels of severity and punishments among them. The most common types of drug charges are: Distribution and trafficking. These two types of charges are similar in that they involve moving certain quantities of drugs. Distribution charges involve a person delivering, selling or otherwise… Read More »

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Kissimmee Man Faces Charges of DUI Homicide

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

According to information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Steven Maffia of Kissimmee has been charged with hitting a motorcyclist while under the influence in an October crash. He was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter. Accident reports indicate that Maffia was driving westbound on Johnson Avenue in Haines City… Read More »

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Wrong-Way DUI Driver Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Angel Luis Sanabria-Diaz received a 10-year sentence after being convicted of driving on a revoked license, driving under the influence while causing serious harm and being a habitual traffic offender. This sentence is the longest term possible for people who are found guilty on these charges under Florida state law. The DUI crash in… Read More »

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Court Green Lights Man’s Allegations of Excessive Force in Drug Arrest

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

A federal appeals court ruled in September that an individual arrested connection with a drug bust has the right to pursue allegations that the arresting officers used excessive force against him. The arrest happened in 2008 when two local law enforcement agencies set up a sting operation to arrest drug dealers in Orlando. According… Read More »

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DUI Arrests on the Rise in Florida

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Florida law enforcement officers have made more DUI arrests so far in 2014 than they have in past years. According to Click Orlando, in Orange County, police officers have arrested 668 people suspected of driving under the influence, compared to 641 arrests for the same period in 2013. This represents an increase of about… Read More »

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Breathalyzer Device Under Investigation After Florida Ruling

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

A panel of Florida judges recently ruled in favor of criminal defense attorney in allowing legal professionals greater access to the software of a popular police DUI tool, the Intoxilyzer 8000. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the ruling came after attorneys argued that greater access was needed to investigate the accuracy of the tool…. Read More »

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Orlando Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

In late September, a Florida judge sentenced an Orlando man to 10 years and one month in prison for cocaine trafficking. The conviction was in connection with his role in conspiring with others to distribute the drug. According to a press release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency assisted the… Read More »

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Florida Man Arrested for Selling Fake Tickets to Orlando Water Park

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A Florida man was arrested in late September in connection with selling fraudulent tickets for an Orlando water park. Police issued a warrant for the 41-year-old months ago, and finally arrested him after he allegedly sold tourists fake tickets to the Wet N’ Wild theme park. According to police, the suspect either stole tickets… Read More »

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