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Category: Drunk Driving/DUI

What is the Outcome for a Juvenile Charged with DUI and DUI Manslaughter?

November 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, Juvenile Offenses

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous to yourself and others on the road. Not only can you cause property damage and serious injuries, but accidents caused by drunk drivers can also lead to the unexpected and untimely death of innocent victims. In the state of Florida, this is considered DUI manslaughter. DUI manslaughter has …

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Monroe County Woman Blames Driving Infraction on Dog, Results in DUI and Felony Charge

October 26, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman in Key Largo after a traffic violation turned into a suspected DUI. The Local 10 reported that Michele Lee Burke, 54, was driving on the Overseas Highway when she failed to move over into the left lane while passing two deputies conducting a traffic stop. Under the amended Move Over Law, drivers …

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Hardship License & Reinstating a Driver’s License in Florida

August 28, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Certain offenses in Florida can result in a person losing their ability to drive. This can occur through the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, either for driving under the influence (DUI) or another qualifying offense. When a Florida driver has their license suspended or revoked, they can apply for a restricted driving privilege through a hardship license or …

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How to Avoid DUI During Fourth of July Holiday

July 26, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Each summer the 4th of July rolls around with a day filled with celebration, fireworks, and honoring the nation. However, it is also one of the most dangerous days on the road for drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were an estimated 1,460 drivers killed between 2017 to 2021 in motor vehicle accidents during …

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The Serious Consequences Behind a DUI with a Child in the Car

July 17, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Drunk driving with a child in the car is a grave offense that jeopardizes not only the safety of the driver but also the well-being of an innocent child and the other drivers on the road. Florida takes any DUI offense seriously, with enhanced penalties in place to protect vulnerable passengers. For any person facing charges for DUI with a …

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Tennessee Tourist Charged with DUI on a Bike in Florida

April 27, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

In Florida, the laws on operating a vehicle expand further than a car. Specifically, you can be charged with driving under the influence for almost all types of vehicles. A driving under the influence (DUI) offense is when a person operates a vehicle after consuming alcohol or other unlawful substances. Some may not realize just how extensive Florida’s DUI laws …

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Tallahassee Man Sentenced to 13 Years for DUI Manslaughter

April 7, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is not only dangerous, it is illegal. Alcohol and drugs can impair a person’s senses, and make it difficult to react to traffic, make quick decisions, and overall more likely to end up in an accident. In the most severe cases, this reckless driving can lead to the death of another …

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Broward’s Crackdown on Reckless Driving and Street Racing

March 20, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony gave a news conference on March 9th, 2023 addressing the efforts being made to crack down on street racing in South Florida. According to the report, Sheriff Tony warned citizens to “quit your antics” involving reckless driving, street racing, and intersection takeover crews. Since January, the Sheriff’s Office has seen an uptick in reckless driving in …

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Super Bowl Sunday and DUI Arrests

February 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

With the recent passing of the annual Super Bowl Football game, it’s important to note that although the day is known for being a family-fun day of sports, food, and friends, it can also lead to criminal charges. Similar to other drinking-related holidays, it is not surprising to find that there are an increased number of arrests made for drunk …

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