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Tag: Driving under the influence

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 …

Out-of-state DUIs and your driver’s license

Unlike other areas of the country, Florida’s tourist population does not depend on the calendar. Indeed, our year-round warm weather coupled with our beaches, theme parks, golf courses and endless attractions, means the Sunshine State always sees a steady supply of tourists. Of course, with this large tourist population comes more arrests, as people sometimes …

Be Safe and Avoid a Fourth of July DUI Arrest

As 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 …

Five Ways to Avoid an Arrest on Labor Day

Don’t get arrested for DUI this Labor Day. Follow these five sure fire tips to avoid a Driving Under the Influence charge. 1. Get a designated driver plan before you leave the house Don’t be foolish. You know you may drink too much this weekend. Don’t leave your house before picking someone who will be the driver. …

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 …

Another Fourth of July on Its Way

Fourth of July Weekend With 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 …

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 in mind the large number of NFL players arrested this year for crimes that can afflict them during this season. According to Fox Sports, 33 NFL players have been arrested so far this year. Some of the cases …

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: Sparklers Glow worms/Snakes Fountains Other non-launching fireworks Yes, they’re all yawners for the most part, but …

10 Flat Out Bad DUI Defenses You Shouldn’t Attempt

When we’re young, we are prone to make mistakes, sometimes involving law enforcement. For persons around the age of 21, some of those mistakes involve alcohol. Like so many young people across the United States that face alcohol-related charges in their lifetime, an inebriated individual was arrested a couple weeks ago for driving under the …

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