I get this question often and just this week I was in court for on a Claim for Damages. There are two ways in which a landlord can recover against the tenant for damages. If the landlord is holding a security deposit then they may send the tenant a Notice of Claim to the Security Deposit and/or File a Damages Claim against the tenant.
A few years ago both the Thirteenth Circuit (Hillsborough County) and the Sixth Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco Counties) set up what is generically called Veterans Courts. These Courts were set up to assist Military Veterans and active duty personnel who had found themselves arrested for the first time. In the Thirteenth Circuit, the programs official name is the Hillsborough County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Program and in the Sixth Circuit the programs official name is the Sixth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). These Courts are unique in that not only are the Courts, the States Attorney Office and the Public Defenders Offices involved but so is the local VA facilities.
In basic terms it is an electrical device, which is attached to your vehicle’s ignition. When a driver wishes to start their car up they must first provide a breath sample into the device. If the breath sample shows a breath alcohol content (BAC) level above 0.025 the vehicle will not start. A judge may order/require a threshold lower than 0.025 depending on the facts of the case.
I am always asked how does one figure out whether they are too intoxicated to drive? My answer has always been the same whether it was when I was in law enforcement, or as a prosecutor or now as a defense attorney, don’t take a chance, don’t drink and drive! Take a cab, Uber or Lyft, or use a designated driver or public transportation. There are just too many ways to safely get out and about when one is drinking which does not involve you drinking and then getting behind the wheel of an automobile.
This blog will discuss what happens when you find yourself on probation for a crime you have committed and you have been either arrested on a warrant for a probation violation or have received notice to appear in court for a probation violation.