Old Enough to Know Better

Are you old enough to know better? Did you do it anyway? The phrase, “old enough to know better,” applies to a lot of DUI defendants.  Just because you are old enough to know better does not mean you lack rights, however.  People can make mistakes at any age, but one bad decision does not have to necessarily lead to another. A DUI charge means you probably got caught and there is evidence against you.  It is a conviction with fingerprinting and a criminal record.  However, you do not have to put yourself in a worse position by shutting down choices.  Seek legal counsel for the best possible outcome of a bad situation.  A defense attorney can properly assert your rights and work with prosecutors to find an appropriate resolution. Old Enough-2-Know Better is the name of the band I am in with my brother, Stephen.  We are Old Enough-2-Know Better, but we enjoy playing and singing anyway!  If you would like to hear us live, we will be in Palatka tonight at the Island Restaurant at 7:30 pm. Read More

Traffic Stop

No one wants to have themselves or someone they care about hurt by an impaired driver.  The best answer to “How many drinks have you had?” when confronted in a traffic stop is a truthful “None.”  It is not okay to say “None” if that is not true.  You have no obligation to answer that question, and you can tell the law enforcement officer “I am not going to answer that question.” If the law enforcement officer asks you to perform field sobriety tests you can decline; however, you will most likely (if not absolutely), be arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired.  By the time the officer makes the decision to ask you to perform those tests, he or she has already made many other valid observations and the field sobriety tests are just additional evidence to be used against you. Use good judgment in driving and in asserting your rights.   Read More