A Reputable Trial Lawyer Who Leads the Pack Attorney Robert Reiff is a known authority & voice in the legal community.

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DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide and DUI with Serious Bodily Injury cases.

While Mr. Reiff has been successfully defending individuals since 1986 for all types of DUI cases, we only list his most serious cases here. However, his success in handlingall DUI cases was the subject of a Miami Herald article,where he was statistically determined to be the best DUI defense attorney in South Florida in an article entitled “Some Defend Clients Better Than Others"

    • State of Florida v. Louis_____,Broward County,Case No. 09-_____

      • DUI Serious Bodily Injury.
      • New Year’s Day accident causing grievous injuries
      • Numerous drugs in blood, including cocaine, oxycodone, carisoprodol, opiates, morphine and MDMA.
      • Fort Lauderdale Homicide Inspector Jill Hirsh.
      • Initial plea offer: 8.5 years in prison.
      • Lab discredited and toxicology director subsequently resigned.
      • Prosecution stipulated to my motion to suppress the blood test results and they dropped all of the charges against him.
      • Client subsequently rearrested for threatening channel 10 news crew that was doing a story on unpaid property taxes on multimillion dollar mansions in Fort Lauderdale.

    • State of Florida v. Tammy_____,Miami-Dade County,Case No. F98-_____

      • Cocaine in Blood.
      • Fatality-Crossed over double yellow line, causing head on collision.
      • Original lawyer told her to plead guilty and accept 10 years in prison.
      • After I was hired to handle the case for the tribe’s lawyer, I was able to prove that cocaine was really “machine noise” and not cocaine.
      • DUI Manslaughter: nolle prossed (dropped).
      • Vehicular Homicide: No jail sentence (tribal counsel wanted her to enter the plea).
      • This case was the subject of notorious litigation in civil court over the handling of the civil lawsuit by new tribe counsel.

    • State of Florida v. William _______, Broward County Case,Case No. ___________

      • 1980-1990's case-DUI Manslaughter-killed elderly driver as he was driving on Federal Highway. The elderly driver was trying to cross Federal Highway from a gas station to get into the left turn lane.
      • Client had a prior conviction and another DUI case I had represented him on that had been dismissed.
      • Fort Lauderdale Homicide Inspector Jill Hirsh.
      • Convinced her that client was not the “cause” of the accident, which she put in her traffic homicide report.
      • SAO could only charge him with “simple” DUI, but sought 9 months in jail.
      • Blood tests suppressed due to lack of probable cause to draw it. Decision upheld on appeal.

    • State of Florida v. ____________, Miami-Dade County Case,1990's case

      • DUI Manslaughter-Passenger fell out of jeep, breaking neck.
      • Case plead to vehicular homicide without reference to a motor vehicle so he could receive a withholding of adjudication so he could become a CPA.
      • Probation only.
      • Now a successful CPA and owner of CPA firm in Fort Meyers.

    • State of Florida v. Adam ___________, Palm Beach County Case, (Consult with Douglas _______)

      • DUI Manslaughter.
      • Charges reduced to DUI with SBI.
      • Probation & withhold of adjudication.

    • State v. Bruce Gi___________, Broward County Case

      • Serious Bodily Injury - Struck Bicyclist.
      • Convinced THI only to charge with infraction.

    • State v. Bruce Gr________ ,Broward County Case

      • Fatal Traffic Accident.
      • THI Convinced that only infraction should be filed.

    • State v. Margarita ___________, Miami-Dade County Case,Case No. F17-___________

      • DUI SBI & LSA.
      • 0.187 & 0.184
      • All felony charges dropped.
      • Plea to one count of misdemeanor LSA with probation.

    • State v. Dr. Eric _____________, Miami-Dade County Case,Case No. F16-___________

      • DUI Manslaughter [August 12, 2014 @ 9:15 p.m.] • Doctor struck a pedestrian.
      • .08% BAC.
      • Charges dropped by the prosecution after motions to dismiss and suppress blood tests filed.

    • State of Florida v. Marcus ________, Miami-Dade County,Case No. F06-__________

      • DUI Manslaughter-2 killed.
      • DUI Serious Bodily Injury-2 badly hurt.
      • Sentencing guidelines called for minimum 15+years in prison.
      • High blood alcohol level.
      • Sentence: 1 year in county jail followed by 15 years of probation (guidelines: 13+ prison).
      • Adjudication withheld by the court (technically illegal).
      • Client was able to maintain his pharmacy license.

    • State of Florida v. Maxwell ___________, Miami-Dade County Case, Case No. F10-__________

      • DUI Serious Bodily Injury-2 badly hurt.
      • Cornell University student & football player.
      • When I first got involved in the case, he was in jail for violating the conditions of his release.
      • Able to get him released and find problems with the blood testing done.
      • Plea agreement: Plead to misdemeanors. Adjudication withheld (although not legally permitted). No jail. Probation recently terminated upon his graduation from college.
      • Note from mother (on my desk): “Thank you for saving my son’s life. I will always be grateful.”

    • State of Florida v. Mitchell __________, Miami-Dade County Case, Case No. F03-___________

      • DUI Manslaughter-1 death.
      • .102%/.08% blood alcohol levels.
      • Charges nolle prossed (dropped) by the prosecution with the agreement that client serve time in the military and donate salary to a fund in memory of the victim.

    • State of Florida v. Kiyotaka _________, Miami-Dade County, Case F00-________

      • DUI Manslaughter-1 death.
      • Client was a graduate student at UM.
      • Charges changed to Manslaughter without reference to a motor vehicle so he was able to obtain a withholding of adjudication (as he was on a student VISA from japan).
      • Plea: Probation and house arrest (guidelines: 10+ prison).

    • State of Florida v. Kenneth _________, Broward County Case,Case No. 06-_____________

      • DUI Serious Bodily Injury.
      • Client was a long time assistant city attorney for the city of __________.
      • Successfully resolved to a misdemeanor offense.
      • No Florida Bar ramifications due to the resolution.

    • State of Florida v. Neal __________, Miami-Dade County Case,Case No. F93-__________

      DUI Manslaughter & 2 Serious Bodily Injury-nolle prossed by prosecution.
      .15% blood alcohol level.
      Plead to Manslaughter & 2 counts of serious injury.
      Probation with county jail time.
      Renowned attorney Bob Josefsberg said that he “thoroughly enjoyed reviewing my work (on behalf of the family)” and that “it was the easiest money he ever made.”

    • State of Florida v. Kimberly _____, Miami-Dade County, Case Case No. None-Not Filed,Late 1980's or early 1990.

      • DUI Manslaughter.
      • Girlfriend/agent for Cincinnati Reds pitcher.
      • Blood drawn at hospital.
      • ASA orders seizure of blood unlawfully after she refuses to set the issue for hearing.
      • Fearing suppression of the unlawfully seized blood evidence, the State declines to prosecute.

    • State of Florida v. Gilberto _______, Miami-Dade County Case,Case No. F88-________

      • 2nd Degree Murder/ DUI Manslaughter.
      • Infamous Rickenbacker Causeway Case. C .29/.25 blood alcohol level.
      • 2nd Degree Murder Charges dropped after I filed a motion to dismiss that charge.
      • Client No Longer Could Afford to Employ Me and Appointed Public Defender.
      • 3 Subsequent Lawyers-none even retrieved the file before the last lawyer (Ron _________) plead him guilty to the DUI Manslaughter charges.

    • State of Florida v. Eudo ___________, Miami-Dade County Case ,Case No. F05-___________

      • DUI Manslaughter.
      • Brought into case by attorney Michael ______.
      • Fatal crash of Ferrari on Rickenbacker Causeway.
      • Prosecution offered house arrest.
      • Native of Venezuela, he fled back to that country. C All charges eventually dropped by SAO.

    • State of Florida v. Robert __________, Broward County Case ,Case No. 98______

      • DUI Manslaughter.
      • Brought into case to assist attorney Helene ________. C .09% blood alcohol level.
      • During my deposition of the toxicologist, he admits error and asks that deposition be stopped so he could retest the blood. Retest of the blood caused it to be a .07% on the retest.
      • Client had prior DUI convictions.
      • Case plead out to probation.

    • State v. Michael ___________, Palm Beach County Case, (With Douglas _____) ,2016CF___________

      • DUI Manslaughter.
      • Struck motorcyclist.
      • Admitted to having just smoked marijuana.
      • Wrote & argued motion to suppress blood test results (per Jerry Rosenblum, Esquire, “the best motion I have even seen”).
      • Probation & 1 year PBC Jail, later changed to house arrest.

    • State v. Dr. Jesus______,Miami-Dade County Case, Case F18-____________

      • LSA with SBI & Organized Fraud for Allegedly Trying to Hide the Accident By Getting the Car Fixed and Filing a False Police Report with a Police Officer Friend.
      • House Arrest & Probation.
      • Dentist-was able to keep his license to practice dentistry.

    • State v. Brent Lee __________,Miami-Dade County Case

      • Fatal accident with a DUI.
      • Causation issues.
      • Charges dropped.

    • State v. Dr. Brett ___________, Miami-Dade County Case

      • Traffic Fatality - Sunny Isles Beach-June 2018.
      • No charges filed.

    • State v. Alyza ___________ ,Broward County Case,Case No. 13-____________

      • DUI Manslaughter-2 Pedestrians Killed
      • After motion to suppress the blood test was filed, the prosecution offered her 4 years state prison, which she agreed to accept.
      • Minimum guidelines sentence of 22 years state prison.
      • Client earned her masters degree in prison and she was a group leader and teacher there.
      • After 2 ½ years, client sent to a work release facility to serve the remainder of her sentence.

    • State v. Joseph _______, Miami-Dade County,Case F18-______________

      • DUI Manslaughter; DUI SBI, Vehicular Homicide, Unlawful Possession of Nitrous Oxide; Destruction of Evidence.
      • High publicity case, client lost control of his van, riding onto the sidewalk, killing 1 and badly hurting 3 others.
      • Alleged to have been “huffing” nitrous oxide prior to the accident.
      • Negative blood but client was seen dumping nitrous oxide cartridges and inhaler in the garbage.
      • After mysterious bicyclist who really caused the accident was found by the defense, the prosecution offered to drop the DUI-related offenses and give client 3 years in state prison, which he accepted.
      • Guidelines sentence was over 30 years.

    • State of Florida v. Susan __________, Miami-Dade County,Case No. F02-________

      • DUI with Serious Bodily Injury.
      • Referred case by a senior Assistant State Attorney.
      • Probation.

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