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Category: Drunk Driving/DUI

Do DUI Charges Get Dropped?

June 4, 2024 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

When is a dui a felony in Florida?

DUI charges in Florida can be dropped, though it’s not guaranteed. Here’s a breakdown of situations where dismissal might be achievable in the event you hire an experienced DUI defense attorney. Errors by Law Enforcement Improper Stop: If the police officer lacked a valid reason to pull you over, the entire case could be thrown out. Examples include broken tail …

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Hillsborough County’s Operation Guinness

April 9, 2024 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

There are certain instances in which law enforcement conduct a traffic stop operation to prevent accidents and apprehend those who get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. This can include during school breaks or holidays expected to have excessive drinking. In Hillsborough County, the sheriff’s office recently conducted a traffic stop …

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How Refusing a Breathalyzer Test Could Result in Harsher Penalties Under Two Potential Florida Bills

March 6, 2024 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Florida legislators are seeking to pass two new bills to prevent the increasing drunk driving cases. Citizens should be made aware of the new implications that can arise if the two pieces of legislation pass into law. Under SB 232 and SB 260, lawmakers are attempting to make a first refusal for a breath test a criminal offense and would …

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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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