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    Tag Archive DUI Florida Lawyer

    Month: September 2018

    When Are DUI Checkpoints Il...

    DUI arrests and charges are more complex than most people realize. Some cases are fairly straightforward, like when drivers are swerving erratically due to their intoxication, and the police immediately pull them over. However, other cases are more complicated, and police frequently toe the line of illegality in their quest to apprehend all drunk d [...]

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    DUIs: It’s More than Just A...

    Drivers associate the term DUI, driving under the influence, with alcohol use. However, a DUI goes far beyond the realms of alcohol intoxication. Driving under the influence of marijuana, certain medications, or any other intoxicating substance is enough to warrant a DUI. In fact, legal and illegal drugs other than alcohol are involved in almost 20 [...]

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    DUI Tests in Florida

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in three traffic deaths involve drunk drivers. In 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported about 45,000 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. DUI means a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. What Tests Are U [...]

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    Could Your DUI Case Get Dis...

    If you have been formally accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), perhaps the best outcome possible is to obtain a dismissal of your case. Typically, cases are dismissed when a judge or prosecutor determines that there is enough evidence available to proceed with the case. This usually occurs when a defendant makes a successful leg [...]

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    St. Petersburg DUI FAQ

    Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense that requires a careful legal response. At Khonsari Law Group, we receive dozens of questions each week from people pulled over for suspected DUIs. Here are answers to some of the most common questions. How Much Can I Drink Without Getting Arrested? The amount depends on the person. According t [...]

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    Appealing a License Suspens...

    You can lose your license as part of an administrative suspension even before a DUI conviction. Fortunately, you can file an appeal, but you’ll need the help of an experienced St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney to guide you through the process. Bringing an appeal requires organization and familiarity with the law, which many people find dif [...]

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    Can a Plea Bargain Avoid a ...

    In many Florida DUI cases, the state attorney may offer a plea deal that may include a period of probation or community service. By agreeing to a plea deal with the prosecutor, you avoid more serious penalties by pleading guilty to your charge and giving up certain rights in your case—including your appeal rights. Because of Florida’s harsh DU [...]

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    Was Your Traffic Stop Illegal?

    Police officers are permitted to pull over your vehicle if they suspect impaired driving. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI, the penalties upon conviction can be extremely serious. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida, you need experienced legal representation by your side throughout your case. The DUI criminal defe [...]

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    Instagram Model Gets a DUI ...

    DUI charges and convictions are all too common in Florida. Such was the case for a south Florida Instagram model who calls herself the “Cuban Kim Kardashian.” Katherine Ferreiro, 25, was arrested for drunk driving several days ago as she was leaving a popular Florida nightclub. Allegedly, Ferreiro was initially stopped by police for running a [...]

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    Can a DUI be a Felony in Fl...

    DUIs in Florida may be prosecuted as either felony or as misdemeanors, depending on many factors, such as the person’s history of DUI and whether anyone was injured or killed. Generally speaking, felonies are punishable by more than one year in prison, and misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year of incarceration, plus fines and other penalt [...]

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