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DUI Hotlines – How Effective Are They?

Many, if not all, states have some form of a DUI hotline because state officials believe that every citizen should report any driver who appears to be drunk to 911 or the local jurisdiction. Officials at the DUI Foundation believe that “Leaving a tip can lead to a faster response time by officials.” The DUI Foundation believes …

How Many DUIs Are Actually Alcohol-Related?

When people think of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), drunk driving is what usually comes to mind. In fact, a DUI charge can happen anytime a person’s ability to drive a vehicle (automobiles, boats, aircraft, motorcycles) is impaired due to consumption of prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs as well. Impaired driving offenses are taken seriously …

What Defense Is There for DUI-Manslaughter?

The case of allegedly drunk driver John Goodman in Wellington, Florida provides an example of how attorneys can approach DUI-manslaughter. Typically, there aren’t many affirmative defenses to this type of crime; if the defendant failed a sobriety test, then he is presumed to have been drunk. However, in Goodman’s case, he was not given a …

How Familiar Are You With Levels of BAC?

Every one that drinks occasionally has had the experience of being drunker than they thought they were. Alcohol, even in small amounts, can impair your physical and mental abilities – including your motor skills, more than you may realize. A typical man of 170 pounds, ingesting one drink every twenty minutes will raise his blood …

FDLE Not 100% Sure Its Own DUI Breath Tests Are Valid

If you’ve been pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida, you were probably given at least one field sobriety test and a breathalyzer was likely used to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The legal limit in Florida is 0.08; blowing at or above this number means a ride to …

Possible Changes In Store for Florida DUI Law

A new piece of legislation, known as Bill 1810, is currently up for consideration in the Florida Senate. Bill 1810 modifies Florida’s current law regarding DUI convictions. The bill was filed by Senator Stephen Wise and may become effective as of July 1, 2012 if the Senate votes to approve it. Florida’s current law requires …

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