Basketball Player Arrested for DUI in Florida

Renaldo Balkman, 25, was arrested by police in Temple Terrace for suspicion of driving under the influence. Balkman refused to comply with officers’ request of a blood-alcohol test. HIllborough County Sheriff’s Office stated that Balkman was released on $500 bond soon after his arrest. Refusing to comply with a breath test in Florida does not automatically result in a revocation of one’s license unlike what many people might claim. The Denver Nugget’s star was left out of the commentary by executive of the basketball team Mark Warkentien.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you have only ten days to file a written demand for an administrative hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Failure to do so could also result in the suspension of your driver’s license.


Attorney Ralph Behr deals with DUI/DWI cases regularly and he’s no stranger to the way the courts handle them. He can get you the fair trial or plea bargain you need in your criminal case. Free legal consultations are given by appointment at his Fort Lauderdale law office. Even though public defenders are free, you cannot afford to keep one. Your time outside of bars is much more valuable than the measly fee of a lawyer, in comparison. Attorney Behr should be on the forefront of your to-do list tomorrow, so give him a call and see what answers he can give you.