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Tag: DUI

4 Things To Do Immediately After You Get a DUI

1. You Only Have 10 Days to Keep Your License After a DUI arrest, your DUI citation serves as a temporary license that allows you to drive for 10 days. Once the 10 days is up, YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED for 6 MONTHS if you had a blood alcohol level higher than .08, or, 1 YEAR …

First Offense DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Passes Florida House Committee

A new bill that would require first-time DUI offenders to have ignition interlock devices has passed its first committee in the Florida House of Representatives. Ignition interlock systems prevent a car from starting until the driver blows into a device that measures breath-alcohol content. The ignition interlock will only permit the car to begin when …

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. Deputies hope to save lives …

Wet reckless: Pleading to a lesser DUI offense here in Florida

With Memorial Day right around the corner, you can be certain that law enforcement agencies across the state of Florida are busy making preparations for a long weekend of enhanced DUI enforcement from saturation patrols to sobriety checkpoints. What this essentially means is that local law enforcement will be looking for any reason to pull …

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. Specifically, we …

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 …

How does Florida law treat driving under the influence of drugs

As we’ve made clear on our blog, the state of Florida takes driving under the influence of alcohol very seriously, as even first-time offenders face time behind bars, license revocation and steep fines. It’s important to understand, however, that these tough impaired driving penalties don’t just apply to those who consume too many glasses of …

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 …

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 …

Are Florida’s DUI laws set to become even tougher?

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the number of arrests for driving under the influence here in Florida have declined dramatically in recent years. Indeed, the group determined that the number of DUI arrests in the Sunshine State has plummeted from a record high of 60,574 reached back in 2002 to 40,677 in 2014. While …

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