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  • Can anyone explain what's going on in Sarasota with the Intoxilyzer machine, and what decision is being made December 13th 2011

    Asked by a user in Sarasota, FL - about 3 years ago.

    There is a large consolidated hearing scheduled in Sarasota County, including judges from both Sarasota and Manatee Counties, on December 2, 2011. The 12/13 date is probably just a status conference...

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  • Consequences under FL DUI laws for 4th DUI conviction

    Asked by a user in Tallahassee, FL - almost 6 years ago.

    Florida requires that a fourth conviction for DUI be treated as a felony, with imprisonment up to five years. This is so no matter how long ago the prior convictions were. (Section 316.193(2) and (...

  • Will a DUI conviction show on my US Passport and prevent me from entering Canada?

    Asked by a user in Kalamazoo, MI - over 6 years ago.

    Canada is extremely strict with respect to admitting people with a DUI conviction or any criminal records. Surprisingly for Americans, they consider DUI to be a serious crime which will prevent you...

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  • Florida DWI Statute

    Asked by a user in Florida - over 6 years ago.

    Unfortunately, the online Florida Statutes only go back to 1997. For years before that, you have to go to your local law library. You might try the library at a local law school. For statutes...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • DUI

    Asked by a user in Naples, FL - almost 6 years ago.

    In Florida, there is no mandatory jail for a first offense DUI or for a second offense if the most recent conviction was more than five years ago. However, a second DUI within 5 years carries 10...

  • Procedures for defending a DUI charge

    Asked by a user in Melbourne, FL - almost 6 years ago.

    Your son should IMMEDIATELY talk to a competent DUI lawyer. He has only ten days to demand a hearing on his license suspension. If he doesn't get the demand in to the Department of Motor Vehicles...

  • What is the typical sentencing for battery on a leo in conjunction with dui 2nd offence

    Asked by a user in Sarasota, FL - about 3 years ago.

    The range of penalties is up to five years in prison, but a lot depends on your personal circumstances, the nature of the battery and your previous criminal record (besides the prior DUI). All in...

  • Can i move from Pennsylvania to Florida and transfer my dui responsabilities

    Asked by a user in Cape Coral, FL - over 3 years ago.

    Your question is more dependent on Pennsylvania law than on Florida law. Some jurisdictions (including Florida) allow "mail-in" probation, so that it isn't even necessary to get Florida's acceptance...

  • I have a hardship license and will be moving across town soon. Can i drive between my old house and new house while moving?

    Asked by a user in Tampa, FL - over 3 years ago.

    It is important to realize that there are two levels to this question: what the law actually is and what the cop thinks. It is small comfort to have the judge dismiss the case after you have spent...

  • Possible punishment for DUI arrest

    Asked by a user in Florida - almost 6 years ago.

    It sounds to me like you are asking whether you have any responsibility for his crime. If so, the answer is no. You didn't drive under the influence, and so you don't have to worry about criminal...