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Category: Drunk Driving/DUI

The Deal with Driving High in Florida

January 14, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Drunk Driving/DUI

Law enforcement across the nation is on the same page when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol—it’s against the law. However, there is more of a discussion when it comes to driving under the influence of marijuana or cannabis. Several states have made recreational marijuana use legal, while Florida has made it legal for medical purposes. This …

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Four Injured After DUI Driver Crashes into Orlando Bar

December 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Not only does driving under the influence have serious consequences for the person driving, but also for anyone who becomes a victim of a DUI crash. A recent case in Florida displays what charges can come with driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances. This page will provide the incident’s details along with giving information on the …

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St. Pete Driver Stopped Before Driving into Thanksgiving 5K Run

December 2, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

A woman in West Florida has been arrested after an outdoor holiday run nearly turned deadly. While citizens of St. Pete started their Thanksgiving with a healthy 5K, one driver was close to causing fatal damages after what police are calling a reckless driving case. This article will provide details from the case, along with information on reckless driving, leaving …

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Off-Duty Officer Arrested for DUI

November 29, 2022 Drunk Driving/DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances can carry extensive consequences in Florida. A recent case in Florida shows the outcome of an off-duty officer who was driving while intoxicated by over three times the legal limit. This article will provide details from the case, along with information on DUI offenses in Florida.  What was the Case? Leopold …

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DUI Manslaughter Charges After 5-Year-Old Dies in Crash

November 11, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Getting arrested for a DUI has harsh consequences, especially if the other parties involved in the crash become injured or killed. Florida prosecutors take DUI charges extremely seriously and a DUI conviction can seriously impact the rest of your life. A recent case in Florida details how quickly a DUI charge can go from bad to worse when the victims …

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Driver Found Guilty in Vehicular Homicide Case Involving Huffing

November 2, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Even some legal substances can still get you in trouble with the law. “Huffing” has started to become more popular in recent years among teens and young adults. The practice takes everyday cleaning supplies and makes them illegal by inhaling or ingesting them. A recent case in South Florida shows just how dangerous huffing can be—resulting in one family’s death …

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Recent Unusual DUI Cases

November 1, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Every time you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you are responsible for following the rules of the road. While states can have differences in their traffic laws, operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol remains illegal across all 50 states. We will cover two recent DUI cases around the U.S. and provide information on …

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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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