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Understanding what happens when you say no to a chemical test – II

Last time, we discussed how anyone holding a Florida driver’s license has already given their tacit consent to submit to chemical tests in the event they are placed under arrest for driving under the influence thanks to the state’s implied consent law. We also started discussing just what can happen when a person refuses to …

Understanding what happens when you say no to a chemical test

In a post last week, our blog touched on the notion that states typically treat driving as a privilege, such that motorists forfeit certain rights or provide their indirect permission for certain actions to be taken by law enforcement officials. By way of illustration, consider Florida’s implied consent law, which essentially declares that anyone holding …

Why are some saying that you don’t have to talk at DUI checkpoints?

Anyone who has had to stop at a drunk-driving checkpoint probably remembers the experience vividly. That’s probably because it was so intimidating and so disorienting. These checkpoints are almost always held during nighttime hours and may seem to materialize out of nowhere, complete with flashing police lights, lines of slowed traffic moving through parking cones …

No Charges Yet in Fatal Florida Car Crash

Police say that no charges have been filed and that no announcement is forthcoming in a case involving three young women and a deadly car crash that took place about three weeks ago. The Florida car crash has gained national attention after reporters linked the survivor of the crash to a Twitter account that had …

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 …

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 …

Mock Drivers Show Real Results for DUI Awareness

Several high schools in South Florida are effectively using “mock car crashes” every year to demonstrate the dangers of driving under the influence to students. Whether viewed as a DUI or DWI, kids who typically view life with a sense of youthful invincibility are being brought face to face with the death and destruction of …

Florida DUI Sentences Depend on Mixture of Factors

What you do after a Florida DUI charge matters. At sentencing, judges have significant discretion in choosing the punishment that best fits the crime. The actions you take – and the DUI defense lawyer you choose – can go a long way toward generating a favorable outcome. Take, for example, a case that recently played …

Pros and Cons of a DUI Checkpoint

Individuals that are facing criminal charges that are the result of a sobriety checkpoint should understand that you may still have a case. Not all law enforcement administered checkpoints are set up in a manner that is in keeping with your constitutional rights. What are the Pros of a Sobriety Checkpoint? In an effort of …

Police Use Florida DUI Charges To Cover Their Own Tracks

DUI charges do not always equal a drunk driving conviction and just because the police say you did something illegal, does not mean they are right. One Florida woman found out first-hand just how important an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney can be when she was charged with drunk driving and resisting arrest. She had hit a curb, ended …

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