Posted On: October 13, 2008

DUI CASES BACK TO COURT

In Florida DUI cases a blood alcohol reading from a breath-test device allows the prosecutor to tell the jury that the defendant is presumed intoxicated.

The breath-test machines, usually an Intoxilizer (brand) were upheld again by a Florida court.

The over 200 DUI cases in South Florida, Broward and Dade (Miami) that were stopped until the decision are now back in court.

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Fort Lauderdale, contact attorney Ralph Behr for a free consultation.

Posted On: October 4, 2008

SHOULD JURORS KNOW THE SENTENCE?

All my loyal blog readers have a chance to let me know what to do about the law. Vote by emailing me at ralph@ralphbehr.com
A YES vote means: yes: the jury should hear from the judge about the penalty (jail sentence) if they convict a defendant.
A NO vote means: No: the jury should not hear the possible sentence if they convict.
If you have a reason to vote yes or no I'd like to hear it. I will let you know how the voting went on October 15th. Thanks, R Behr

Posted On: October 3, 2008

CRIME DROPS IN 2007 IN SOUTH FLORIDA

The FBI announced that violent crime dipped nationwide in calendar year 2007.

Robbery, murder, armed drug trafficking, manslaughter remain among the most “popular” crimes for prosecutors in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

The report states that two years of increases in murders, robberies and other kinds violent crimes in U.S. cities decreased by 0.7% from 2006.
Burglaries and armed home invasions, carjacking car thefts, arsons and property crimes decreased 1.4%.

If you or a family member has been arrested, you need representation. Contact a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.