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Category: Drunk Driving/DUI

Fatal Hit and Run in Pinellas County Results in DUI Manslaughter

September 15, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Driving while under the influence can result in extreme consequences in Florida. Aside from potentially harming yourself or others during a car accident, there are also criminal charges that a person can face if caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A recent case in Florida resulted in the death of an innocent bystander on a bike, while …

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What is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week?

September 15, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

The beginning of September means it is once again Drowsy Driving Prevention Week in Florida. The week-long event has been designated by Florida Legislature to highlight the dangers of driving while tired. We will provide details on Prevention Week and its origins, along with information on criminal charges for driving drowsy in Florida. Florida’s Ronshay Dugans Act Florida Statute Section …

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Dancing for Sobriety Test? Woman Accused of DUI Breaks out in a Folk Dance

September 3, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Getting pulled over by the police is no joking matter. If the authorities believe that you have been operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you could face a DUI charge. This charge can come with harsh consequences such as expensive fines, jail time, or getting your license revoked. In one recent DUI case, a woman attempted to …

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Drunk Driving in Florida – Strangest DUI Cases

August 27, 2022 Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Drunk driving is illegal in any state—but Florida has especially strict laws to prevent people from getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. However, it still tends to happen, and people need legal assistance to deal with a DUI charge. To avoid paying hefty fines and potentially going to jail, the best way to build a strong defense against a …

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Orange County Sheriff’s Son Arrested for DUI

August 18, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Driving under the influence comes with a hefty price in Florida. A recent story in the state highlights how the Orange County Sheriff’s son was charged with a DUI, despite not actually driving at the time. We will cover the details of the arrest, DUIs in Florida, and a statement by John Mina. What was the Incident? Around 11:40 p.m. …

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Walmart Scooter DUI

August 15, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

When people think of DUI charges, the image that usually comes to mind is someone driving drunk and recklessly on a highway. Although that is the main type of DUI case that police see, there are plenty of other ways in which an individual can get charged with a DUI. Florida’s laws on DUI explain that almost any type of …

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Can Nitrous Oxide be the Cause of a DUI Manslaughter Charge?

July 31, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

You may have heard of nitrous oxide before—also referred to as laughing gas, nitro, nangs, hippy crack, or “whippits.” When used for medical purposes, it can be safely used to provide sedation, anesthesia, or pain management. However, it is easy to abuse, and has started to become a popular recreational drug. There are Florida laws to prevent the possession and …

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How the Supreme Court’s “Single Homicide Rule” is Impacting the Tanner Dashner Case

July 19, 2022 Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A Florida judge has sentenced 24-year-old Tanner Dashner to over 70 years in prison for a fatal car crash that went up in flames and killed five people in 2018. However, the judge only used the charges for DUI manslaughter instead of also including the additional charges of vehicular homicide that the state wished to prosecute. We will cover the …

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Why Aren’t Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents Considered Murder?

June 30, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, Violent Crimes

DUI manslaughter is a very serious criminal charge in the state of Florida. A regular DUI is when a person is driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The charge gets escalated to DUI manslaughter if the individual’s reckless driving resulted in a crash, which then resulted in the death of another human or unborn child. If a …

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