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The True Cost of a DUI

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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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Felony DUI in Florida

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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 »

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West Palm Beach Police Charge Woman with DUI After Accident

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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 »

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First Offense DUI in Florida

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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 »

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Common DUI Defenses in Florida

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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 »

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The Changed Landscape Of DUI Arrests In Florida

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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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You Do Not Need To Be in a Car to Get Charged with a DUI in Florida

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A 54-year-old man was arrested on a Florida bridge and charged with felony DUI. This may not sound very surprising, until you learn that he was in a motorized wheelchair. Reports indicate that the 54-year-old man was blocking multiple lanes of travel on a bridge and that the odor of alcohol was extremely strong,… Read More »

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Defending Your DUI Charge – Getting Breathalyzer Results Thrown Out

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If you are pulled over by a West Palm Beach police officer on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, the police officer will likely ask if you consent to a Breathalyzer test. Unfortunately, state law practically compels Floridians to consent since refusing to submit to the Breathalyzer test will result in the… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Open Container Law

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You are driving in Dade County and happen to have an open can of beer, or a mixed drink, in your cup holder. A police officer pulls you over. What are the ramifications? Florida has an “open container” law, which may result in you receiving a ticket. According to the law, which is codified… Read More »

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Understanding the Different Types of DUI in Florida

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You are driving down I-75 and get pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrolman. You blow a 0.09 and are charged with a DUI. You may be asking yourself, “What type of punishment am I looking at?” It is a fair question and depends largely on the specific facts of your situation. DUI –… Read More »

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