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    Tag Archive FL DUI Defense Attorney

    Month: May 2018

    DUI Enforcement Often Spike...

    Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, DUI related injuries often peak. DUI enforcement spikes during this period of time for various reasons—most college students are on summer break and more people are on the roads than usual. Not to mention, people typically drink more in the summer months than they do at other times of the year. Per National Hig [...]

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    If You Drive Professionally...

    Like everyone else, professional and commercial drivers who are convicted of a DUI can face serious criminal penalties. In addition to those penalties, commercial drivers, such as commercial truck drivers, may also lose their jobs—and their commercial driver’s license. In this way, a DUI can have devastating effects for professional drivers, ma [...]

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    St. Petersburg Police are o...

    Police in St. Petersburg are cracking down on underage drinking—particularly this time of year during Spring Break. In Florida, underage possession of alcohol is a second-degree misdemeanor. A conviction can land you in jail for up to 60 days for a first offense. If you are arrested for underage drinking, there will be a record of the incident [...]

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    Under 0.08 DUIs—A Surprisin...

    Under Florida law, a breathalyzer test which shows a blood alcohol concentration (or BAC) of 0.08 percent almost certainly guarantees that you will be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). However, in some circumstances you can still face DUI charges—even where you blow less than 0.08. For example, if you are younger than 21, the legal [...]

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    How Does a DUI Case Get Thr...

    The legal DUI limits in Florida are 0.08 percent for most drivers ages 21 and older, 0.02 percent for drivers under the age of 21, and 0.04 percent for commercial drivers. Being found guilty or convicted of a DUI in Florida can have serious legal and personal consequences, including heavy fines, loss of employment, limited job prospects, and even [...]

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    Did Your Heartburn Get You ...

    A police officer who stops your vehicle and believes that you were drinking can—and likely will—ask you to give a breath sample. If the breathalyzer test reveals that your blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is 0.08 percent or more, the officer can charge you with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Understand, however, that breatha [...]

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    The Auto-Brewery Syndrome D...

    Under Florida law, if a police officer stops you and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is determined 0.08 percent or higher after taking a breathalyzer test, the officer will arrest you for drunk driving. The BAC threshold is even more stringent for minors (those who are younger than 21) and commercial drivers holding a CDL license. Fortunatel [...]

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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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    An Ignition Interlock Devic...

    In Florida, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more. Breathalyzer test results are the most important piece of evidence for a Florida prosecutor to have during a criminal trial. In Florida, if you are arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you were operating your ve [...]

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