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  • What happens if I refuse to take the breath test in Sarasota?

    Sarasota, Florida imposes stiff penalties for DUI convictions. Some people believe that it is better to refuse to take a breathalyzer test if they have been drinking before they were pulled over so that law enforcement will not have proof that the person was drinking. However, re...

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  • How can DUI charges be fought in Sarasota?

    The first step in the process of fighting DUI charges in Sarasota is to obtain a DUI Defense Attorney to help you analyze and prepare for the case. Your attorney will advise you of your Fourth Amendment rights. These rights determine whether or not the DUI charges are valid. It i...

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  • What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony DUI in Sarasota?

    In Sarasota, if you are a charged with a DUI, it is typically a misdemeanor offense. The DUI becomes a felony when the driver has had more than three convictions in the past ten years, bodily injury has occurred, and other factors your DUI defense attorney will outline with you in detail.

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  • Can a second DUI conviction be fought in Sarasota?

    DUI laws throughout the state of Florida are harsh, and the penalties for repeat offenders are severe. Even though these cases are still possible to defend, it is important to hire a Sarasota DUI attorney immediately. The attorney will work hard to defend your case, but they will...

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  • How are Sarasota DUI cases handled by attorneys?

    It is not a good idea to handle a DUI case in Sarasota without proper legal representation. When selecting an attorney, the offender must look for one who will handle their case professionally and honestly. The attorney will not only tell the offender what penalties they could fa...

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  • Can a driver serve time in a rehab center in lieu of jail time for a Sarasota DUI?

    According to Florida state law, the court can determine whether or not it is appropriate for the offender to attend a rehabilitation center and how that time will be credited toward their imposed jail sentence. A Sarasota DUI Defense attorney will help offenders have their senten...

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  • What are the penalties for a DUI in Sarasota?

    In Sarasota, if you are charged with a DUI and you are a first-time offender, you will be required to pay fines, court costs, and incur a license suspension. In some cases jail time, probation, and/or community service is also required. Each additional offense carries harsher pen...

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  • Can a driver be charged with DUI in Sarasota without alcohol being involved?

    If the driver has not been drinking, but they are under the influence of a controlled substance or prescription medication, they can still be charged with a DUI in Sarasota. The same laws apply, except the blood alcohol is not measured. A DUI Defense Attorney is still needed in S...

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  • What proof is needed under Sarasota law in order to be found guilty of DUI?

    Believe it or not, even if you are not inside your vehicle, you can still be charged with a DUI. One of the key pieces of proof law enforcement officials is that the driver was in actual physical control of the vehicle when they were intoxicated. Many drivers fail to realize tha...

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  • Can I still drive after I lose my license following a DUI arrest in Sarasota?

    One of the biggest questions drivers have following a DUI arrest is, "Can I still drive after I lose my license following a DUI arrest in Sarasota?" For those who have been arrested for a DUI, law enforcement officials will require you to surrender your license immediately. Law e...

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