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LeavenLaw Welcomes Longstanding Law Clerk as Attorney

Sara Weiss, Attorney

LeavenLaw is pleased to announce that longstanding law clerk, Sara J. Weiss, passed the Florida Bar and accepted an offer to join the Firm as an associate attorney in its Consumer Law Department.

Sara started at LeavenLaw as a legal assistant in October 2012 and transitioned into the role as a law clerk while pursuing her Juris Doctorate at Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, Sara served as a member of the Law Review from February 2012 until May 2014 when she graduated with honors.  Prior to joining LeavenLaw, Sara entered the legal profession as a client records clerk at Bush Ross in Tampa.

When asked how she felt upon hearing the news that she passed the bar exam, Sara palmed the basketball on her desk and remarked: “We don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run.  We endure and conquer.  That’s Mamba Mentality.”  For reference, Sara is 5’0” with a vertical leap of 3.6.”

Sara is a native of Chappaqua, NY and completed her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.  Sara enjoys football, basketball, baseball and dogs.  Very large dogs.

DUI Checkpoint Do’s and Don’ts

By Michael J. Boyle, Esq.

DUI Sobriety CheckpintRecently much media attention has centered on a YouTube video of a man in North Florida who passes through a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) checkpoint without being detained.  In this video, the driver dangles a plastic bag out the driver’s side window on a string.  Contained in that bag is an assortment of documents which police routinely ask to review when a driver is pulled over for a traffic stop.  Along with those documents, the driver in the YouTube video has printed out a statement which can be downloaded from a South Florida DUI Attorney’s website, which proclaims that “I remain silent.  No searches.  I want my lawyer.”  It is the opinion of that lawyer, Warren Redlich, that the contents of this plastic bag and the contents of his “Fair DUI Flier” are the sole reason that the person in the YouTube video is not detained in the DUI checkpoint.  That is debatable. Furthermore, this advice is likely to lead people who take Mr. Redlich’s advice to find themselves arrested for non-traffic or DUI related offenses.  Essentially, this advice is likely going to create problems for people, not solve them or avoid them. 

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