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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.

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.

AAA study questions validity of marijuana impaired driving laws

Driving While High.jpgAs 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.

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.

Can I refuse to take a chemical test?

In the unfortunate event you are placed under arrest by a police officer or state trooper who has probable cause to believe that you were driving under the influence of alcohol -- likely gained through a battery of field sobriety tests -- you might imagine that the incident is essentially over and the next stop is jail. Accordingly, you may decide to say or do very little until you've had a chance to speak with an attorney.

Law enforcement will be out in full force over spring break

Over the next few weeks, college students across the nation will be given some much-needed time away from the rigors of their coursework courtesy of the spring break holiday. While many of these young people will head home to spend time with family or opt to relax on campus, still others will be traveling to warmer climes.

Federal lawsuit challenges Florida's DUI license suspension process

As most people are already well aware, Florida has adopted a very unforgiving stance when it comes to driving under the influence. That's because, in addition to the possibility of incarceration and large fines, drivers also face the possibility of a lengthy and automatic license suspension, meaning no hearing to determine whether the arresting officer had probable cause will even be held.

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