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Driving and boating under the influence: what you need to know from Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer Ken Poole

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Driving and boating under the influence of alcohol was the topic of a recent presentation made to yachting enthusiasts by Attorney Kenneth M. Poole, Jr., a partner with the Sarasota law firm of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer. At the Yacht Rodders Club meeting, held November 10, 2016, at the Sarasota .. read more

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Cell Phone Contents Privacy Upheld by Supreme Court

Kenneth M. Poole, Jr.

The US Supreme Court recently took the privacy of a person’s cell phone one step further: requiring a warrant before law enforcement can obtain any information from a cell phone. Two cases were before the Court. The first involved a search of a flip phone found on a man arrested on suspicion of selling cocaine. .. read more

Ruling Protects Privacy of Cell Phone Location Data

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With the current media and public attention currently being paid to the issues of privacy for governments and individuals, the recent ruling that the government and police may not obtain a person’s cell phone location data without a warrant, is of significant interest. The June 11, 2014 ruling was made by the United States Court .. read more

Supreme Court Allows Traffic Stops Based on Anonymous Tips

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As a result of an April Supreme Court decision in the case of Navarette v. California, it is now legal for a law enforcement officer to pull a driver over based solely on an anonymous tip, even if the officer does not observe any further evidence of criminal activity prior to stopping the driver. That .. read more

DUI License Suspension and Business Purposes Only Licenses

Kenneth M. Poole, Jr.

Automobile drivers who are facing a first-time suspension for a breath test over .08 or for refusing to take the breath test have an option available to them that many do not know: Those drivers can waive their right to a formal review of their suspension in exchange for obtaining Business Purposes Only license with .. read more