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June 27, 2017

Police Drug Recognition Program Effecting Innocent Drivers

DUI marijuana is a serious, life-altering charge that must be taken seriously. Even though more and more states have legalized marijuana for medicinal and some recreational use, it is still a crime in all fifty states to operate a motor vehicle while under its influence and if you are charged with DUI marijuana you need remain silent once in police custody and call a Florida DUI lawyer. Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal, however, it is difficult for police to spot someone who has is using the substance. In the state of Georgia, police have been required to […]
April 12, 2017

DUI Child Neglect Carries Severe Penalties

Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious criminal offense that carries life-altering consequences. Moreover, when a person is involved in an automobile accident and charged with DUI the penalties escalate. An even more egregious offense is when a person is involved in an auto accident, charged with DUI, and children were in the car. Kelsey Winistorfer, a 30-year-old St. Johns County teacher was arrested the other day and charged with driving under the influence and child neglect when she crashed her Toyota Highlander into a ditch at around 10 a.m. Kelsey was on medical leave […]
April 4, 2017

You Must State Your Right to Remain Silent

The right to remain silent is a right that you are required to claim, and is not self-executing. This means that you actually have to state, either verbally or in writing that “I wish to execute my Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and wish to remain silent.” You also are required to state that you wish to have your attorney present before answering any questions. Once you state your rights the police you have the right to remain silent. If you pulled over for DUI or any criminal offense and asked questions by the police, you have the right to […]
April 4, 2017

What Police Look For When They Pull You Over

Jacksonville Florida DUI defense lawyer Malcolm Anthony has a vast amount of experience and has helped clients who have been wrongly accused of DUI and other criminal offenses as well as those who have had their rights infringed upon by incompetent or overzealous police officers. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI in Northeast Florida, in or around Jacksonville, call Malcolm Anthony immediately. While no one is asking you to become a DUI expert, it wouldn’t hurt for you to understand your rights and do what you can to avoid an overzealous, and presumptuous DUI arrest. Know your […]
March 28, 2017

When Does The Right to Remain Silent Kick In?

You have the right to remain silent when you are pulled over and questioned by the police. What most people fail to understand is that the police are not required to advise you of this fact until “after” they arrest you. Even though you have the right to remain silent at all times even before you are arrested, police will question you and theses pre-arrest questions are considered part of their investigation. Remember that you are under no obligation to help the police make their case against you! Respectfully remain silent from the very first moment you are encountered by […]
March 28, 2017

Proposed New Florida DUI Legislation Would Require IID’s

Jacksonville DUI attorney Malcolm Anthony fights for the rights of those that have been arrested and charged with DUI. Don’t be fooled by the supposed leniency of the proposed new first-time DUI legislation. Being charged with DUI for the first time is a serious crime that requires the best, most knowledgeable and experienced legal advice possible. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, call Florida DUI defense attorney Malcolm Anthony today. The Proposed New Florida DUI Legislation Florida legislators are seeking to assist police in keeping drunk drivers off of the road by recently proposing a bill that […]
March 24, 2017

DUI and Vehicular Homicide in Florida

If you are involved in an accident in Florida and are charged with DUI and vehicular homicide, you will be facing serious charges that carry life-altering consequences. Call Jacksonville Florida DUI lawyer Malcolm Anthony with your first phone call and let him do all the talking for you. Recently 50-year old Keith Harris of Jacksonville was charged with DUI and vehicular homicide, amongst other charges, when he was involved in an automobile accident that took the life of 21-year old La’Shaun Diane Ealey on I 95, near Church Street in Jacksonville. Not only was Ms. Ealey killed but also her […]
March 24, 2017

Florida DUI and Leaving the Scene of An Accident

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense in the state of Florida. When a DUI arrest includes leaving the scene of an accident, as well as killing the driver of another vehicle you need to get professional legal help immediately. At the Law Offices of Malcolm Anthony, we know that there could be circumstances that caused this behavior to be a one-time incident and if you are convicted we can argue for a sentence of probation. According to  Florida Statute 316.06, leaving the scene of an accident can be charged when a driver is involved in a […]