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  • Marijuana Impairment and Driving

    With de-criminalization, legalization, retail sales and medical marijuana, prosecutions for driving under the influence of marijuana will be the next frontier of DUI enforcement.

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  • DUI Diversion Programs

    Prosecutors offices around the country are beginning to come around concept that first-time DUI offenders shouldnt be saddled with a lifetime criminal conviction. That notion, in addition to the fiscal reality of bloated overtime budgets of police departments, has spawned DUI Div...

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  • Florida DUI Administrative Suspension Laws-Amended July 1, 2013

    Effective on July 1, 2013, the rules regulating the administrative suspension of a driver's license after a DUI arrest, and the right to review that administrative suspension, change. Changes to Florida's DUI Administrative Hearings If you have no prior DUI convictions or adminis...

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  • Stopped for DUI: Do's and Don'ts

    Does wearing a t-shirt that says "got beer?" give off that "arrest me" vibe? So, what gives police reasonable suspicion to think that someone is under the influence of alcohol? Bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, odor of alcoholic beverages, unsteady gait? What if the guy was wearin...

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  • Florida DUI Consequences

    BY JONATHAN BLECHER, Esq. We should all be mindful of Floridas DUI (Driving Under the Influence) laws. We should all drink responsibly. Did you know that 3 Martinis in a 2 hour period will put a 180 lb. man over a .08. Likewise, 4 glasses of Champagne in 2 hours will put a 125 l...

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  • DUI Can Be A Felony

    If you are facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, you may be asking a common question: Is DUI a felony? This answer is not so simple, since DUI laws vary from one jurisdiction to another.

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  • DUI Charge for Sleeping in Your Car?

    Being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle can get you arrested for DUI. This means is that in Florida, and many other states, you can be arrested for driving under the influence even though you arent driving. In other states, such as California, there must be volition...

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  • You have the right to remain silent!

    One of the questions we as criminal defense attorneys get on a regular basis from cleints, friends and family is, "What do I do and what are my rights when dealing with the police?"It is completely understandable that for most people, dealing with the police can be very intimidat...

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  • FLORIDA DUI DEFENSE Q & A

    Everyday we receive questions from people who have been charged with DUI and don't know who to turn to for help. We hope these questions help answer some basic questions. Q. How will my DUI charge impact my driving? An experienced DUI defender can help you keep your driving priv...

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  • Miami-Dade DUI "Back on Track Program" For First Offenders

    Brought on by a significant number of DUI cases lost in court, and mounting overtime paid to police, the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Office is rolling out a DUI diversion program targeted at first offenders. The program will be monitored by two private not-for-profit companies, Co...

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