Attorney Eric J Dirga, PA


Criminal Case Resolutions

It is very important to ask for the withhold of adjudication on the Lesser Included Offense [LIO]. This is especially true if this is the first criminal offense for your client.

Read More

Why The Courts Are Wrong About Calculating HTO Status

Calculating HTO status correctly under Florida law the right way. It may not be accepted by the courts today but it is worth educating people. The Definition of Habitual Traffic Offender Section 322.264, Florida Statutes, is not a penalizing statute…

Read More

Double-Jeopardy Issues with Suspended License Cases

Just a quick post on double-jeopardy issues with suspended license cases Early on, prior to the Blockberger case, a person could be found guilty of Driving While License Suspended [DWLS] and No Valid Drivers License [NVDL]. Lanier v. State, 226 So.2d…

Read More

Can A Fixed “Suspension” Thwart a Conviction for DWLS-HTO

I have been perplexed by an issue that seems to depend on the Court I am before. When a client hires me with a new law offense for driving while his license has been suspended as a habitual traffic offender…

Read More

What can you do with a BPO drivers license?

I’m always looking for cases that define what can be done with a BPO license.  I want to do a blog listing cases with activities.  Please forward me any additional cases that you may have: Britt v. State, 50 Fla….

Read More