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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.

Be Safe and Avoid a Fourth of July DUI Arrest

Thumbnail image for images.jpgAs many of you already know, this Friday marks the 238th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. A true American holiday, the 4th of July is often a day filled with partying and patriotism. Hot dogs, burgers, and of course alcohol will be flowing (perhaps even more so with the holiday falling on a Friday this year). Some will spend the entire week planning out their 4th of July festivities; but many will fail to plan for arguably the most crucial part of this holiday, getting home. We want you to be safe this holiday weekend and avoid any chance of a DUI arrest.

Florida Changes DUI Administrative Hearing Process

As of July 1, 2013 Florida drivers arrested for DUI will face a hard choice. For the longest time, DUI suspects would face an administrative suspension of their license from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle Review. A driver could challenge the suspension with or without a lawyer at a formal review hearing. If a Florida driver arrested for DUI challenged the administrative suspension and won, they would get their license back and the suspension would not show up on their driving record. If the person lost the administrative hearing, they would lose their license for six months if they took and failed the breath test, and one year if they refused the breath test. This was also eighteen months for a second or more refusal.

Another Fourth of July on Its Way

Fourth of July Weekend

fourth of july fireworksWith the 4th of July only a few days away, people are planning their first holiday of the summer. Memorial Day and Labor Day are also huge holidays that bracket summer vacations, but Independence Day is a nationwide holiday where most families are off school and work. Since the Fourth falls on Thursday this year, many employers are giving their employees Friday off as well, which means a four day weekend. AAA predicts almost 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home to celebrate Independence Day. Orlando is Top Destination

Every year over 55 million visitors travel into central Florida, and most of them spend time in Orlando. The Fourth of July weekend, and the following two weeks are the peak season for Orlando tourism, and Orbitz.com reports that Orlando is the top destination for July 3-7, 2013. The managing director of the Hyatt Regency, Paul Tang, is enthusiastic about having a great season this year. He comments that bookings for the hotel are strong. Orlando is a fantastic destination because there are so many ways to celebrate the holiday when planning ahead. 

Have Another Safe Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who have lost their lives in the service of our country. To many it represents the first day of summer. Most people however, look at Memorial Day as a day off of work and school and the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Whether you decide to spend Memorial Day at the beach, having a BBQ in the back yard, or enjoying one of the many theme parks in Orlando, remember that drinking and driving should not be a part of your celebration. This is the simplest and most effective piece of advice for a safe and happy holiday. 

Players You May Not Want to Draft For Fantasy Football This Year

Better reconsider your roster this year.  While you're looking at football player statistics and checking the newswire, keep marshawn lynch jumping in for touchdown holding crotchin mind the large number of NFL players arrested this year for crimes that can afflict them during this season.  

What's the Deal With DUI Checkpoints and Fireworks 4th of July?

As preparations commence to celebrate the independence of our country on the 4th of July, it is very important to understand Florida laws regarding the use of private fireworks. In Florida, the only legal fireworks for personal use are:

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