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First-Time DUI Offenders Can Waive Formal Review Hearings

First-Time DUI Offenders Can Waive Formal Review Hearings

Those who have their license suspended following a DUI arrest in Orlando are no longer required to request a formal review hearing. New legislation allows DUI offenders to waive the formal review hearing and apply immediately for a hardship license. Those who face first-time DUI charges and meet certain standards can receive a hardship license …

Top 3 Things to Know About Orlando Bowl Game DUIs

Despite widespread education efforts, the number of DUI arrests soars following any major holiday. Most Orlando residents know that Orange County police officers are out in full force on select, festive days. In any given year, St. Patrick’s Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are among the top drinking …

Top 4 Holidays with High DUI Rates

The 2017 holiday season is officially upon us. While many of us look forward to reuniting with family and taking some much-needed time off, festive occasions often turn ugly when party guests drink too much and proceed to drive home. Each year, police issue thousands of DUI arrests and drunk drivers cause over one-third of …

4 Things To Do Immediately After You Get a DUI

1. You Only Have 10 Days to Keep Your License After a DUI arrest, your DUI citation serves as a temporary license that allows you to drive for 10 days. Once the 10 days is up, YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED for 6 MONTHS if you had a blood alcohol level higher than .08, or, 1 YEAR …

First Offense DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Passes Florida House Committee

A new bill that would require first-time DUI offenders to have ignition interlock devices has passed its first committee in the Florida House of Representatives. Ignition interlock systems prevent a car from starting until the driver blows into a device that measures breath-alcohol content. The ignition interlock will only permit the car to begin when …

Increased DUI Patrols Expected For Fourth of July Weekend

It’s July 4th weekend and law enforcement will be out in full force looking for drivers under the influence. Patrols will be significantly stepped up starting tonight and running through Monday. Multiple agencies throughout Central Florida will be taking part, specifically the Orange County Sherriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol. Deputies hope to save lives …

DUI Saturation Patrol Set to Begin Tonight

Multiple Central Florida law enforcement agencies will be taking part in DUI patrols this Memorial Day weekend. The saturation patrols begin tonight at 9 p.m. and will until 4 a.m. 70 police officers just in Orange County will be participating in this attempt to reduce DUI related incidents during the holiday weekend. Efforts will focused …

Wet reckless: Pleading to a lesser DUI offense here in Florida

With Memorial Day right around the corner, you can be certain that law enforcement agencies across the state of Florida are busy making preparations for a long weekend of enhanced DUI enforcement from saturation patrols to sobriety checkpoints. What this essentially means is that local law enforcement will be looking for any reason to pull …

AAA study questions validity of marijuana impaired driving laws

As we’ve discussed on our blog before, the way in which the individual states treat marijuana has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last decade with the drug now legal for recreational and medicinal purposes — or both — in many. All indications are that this movement is only going to continue gathering momentum. If …

Can I refuse to take a chemical test? – II

Last time, our blog began examining what the law here in Florida has to say concerning those scenarios in which a person has been placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence and the arresting officer indicates that they want to take a chemical test of their breath, urine or blood. Specifically, we …

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