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Category Archives: DUI

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The True Cost of a DUI

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Study Supports Lowering BAC Threshold to Save Lives Roughly 10,000 Americans are killed in DUI collisions every year, more than three times the number killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In fact, nearly one third of all traffic fatalities are caused by intoxicated drivers, and 40 percent… Read More »

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Multiple Charges Force Defendants into Plea Deals

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As reported by Bay News 9, a Citrus County woman was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash, driving while intoxicated (DUI), resisting arrest with violence, child endangerment, and battery on a law enforcement officer, all in one drive. According to reports, the woman allegedly crashed her vehicle while driving under… Read More »

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DUI: Horse, Bike, and Other Modes of Transportation

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A woman in Polk County, Florida was recently arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), but not while driving a car, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. She was riding a horse down a road when police encountered her. She smelled of alcohol, seemed confused, and her blood alcohol level was more than twice… Read More »

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Vehicular Homicide

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

While the difference between murder and homicide is vast in terms of the level of felony, homicide charges can easily result in years behind bars for a convicted person–all for a death that they did not intend to cause. The main difference between homicide and murder is intent. A plot to kill or an… Read More »

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Driving While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

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In recent news, a Boca Raton woman was given a 10-year prison sentence for killing a 31-year-old man in 2014 with her car. She was driving while high on cocaine and also drunk with a blood alcohol content of more than three times the level deemed to impair a person’s driving ability, according to… Read More »

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Felony DUI in Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a serious crime in Florida and therefore comes with harsh penalties. Generally, a DUI will be a misdemeanor, but sometimes a DUI will be a felony. DUI is defined as driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above, or driving while under… Read More »

West Palm Beach Police Charge Woman with DUI After Accident

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Florinda Santana Mejia was driving home from her niece’s birthday party when she stopped late at a red light and collided with another driver. The other driver was seriously injured and was found bleeding near his car. He was taken to the hospital. Santana Mejia and her husband, who was a passenger in the… Read More »

First Offense DUI in Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

If you are charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) in Florida, the first thing you should do is contact a skilled DUI attorney to defend you against the charges. In consultation with your lawyer, and especially if it is your first DUI, it may make sense to plead guilty… Read More »

Common DUI Defenses in Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people think that if they are arrested for a DUI then they should just plead guilty. However, that is not always the case. There are many different defenses to DUIs that a skilled Florida DUI defense attorney can use to defend you against DUI charges. While the specific defense will depend on the… Read More »

The Changed Landscape Of DUI Arrests In Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

With the current 4-4 ideological split on the U.S. Supreme Court, it is still possible to have substantive legal decisions made, if at least five of the justices agree with one side or another in any given case. Such was the case in June of 2016, when a 6-2 decision was handed down in… Read More »

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