DUI / DUI Arrest Blog

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How Can Florida’s Drug Schedules Affect My Case?

In the state, illegal substances are categorized under different schedules based on their medical use and potential for abuse. If you are facing drug crime charges, it’s important to understand these schedules as they won’t just have an impact on the types of penalties you will face, but could also result in a more serious charge on your permanent criminal record. In this article, we take a closer look at these schedules and how these categories might affect your defense: Schedule I Substances...
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Florida’s Ignition Interlock Device Laws Explained

If you’re caught driving under the influence in Florida, you could be facing strict penalties. While you might be aware of fines, jail time, and lengthy community service commonly associated with a conviction for this offense, many drivers are surprised to find out that they could face additional punishments beyond these already harsh consequences. In some situations, you might be ordered to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. While such gadgets are common throughout the country, you might...
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Arrested for Drunk Driving While Visiting Florida? Here’s What Happens Next

With its sandy beaches, warm climate, and buzzing nightlife, Florida is a top destination for holidaymakers across the country. In this relaxing atmosphere, enjoying a few drinks while you marvel at the view is to be expected. However, getting behind the wheel while intoxicated could be a costly mistake with life-changing implications. If you were arrested and charged with a DUI while visiting the state, you may be wondering what to expect in the weeks ahead. In this article, we explain...
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How Can I Save My License after a DUI Arrest?

When you're arrested for drunk driving in Florida, your license will most likely be suspended for up to a year. This immediate penalty can drastically impact your life, making it challenging to get to work, school, or run errands. As such, you may be wondering if it's possible to save your license so that you can take back control of your commute. In this article, we look at some of the steps you can take to reinstate your driving privileges after...
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Florida’s Solicitation for Prostitution Penalties Explained

Whether you engaged a prostitute on the street, requested a “happy ending” at a massage parlor, or solicited a call girl online, you could be facing harsh penalties. Not only do law enforcement officers conduct regular sting operations but lawmakers will rarely show leniency to those caught violating the law. However, a conviction isn’t avoidable as you will have a chance to fight the charges. In this article, we explore common punishments for soliciting a prostitute and discuss how an attorney...
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Marijuana Possession: Will I Go to Jail?

While many states have legalized the recreational use of weed, with others opting to decriminalize the substance, Florida’s position on this drug has remained unchanged. As such, you could still face strict penalties even if you’re caught with a relatively small amount. Punishments can include fines, community services, and even jail time—so it’s important to fight the charges while you still can. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Florida’s marijuana laws, common penalties for possession, and some of...
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Charged with a DUI? Follow These Do’s and Don’ts

Driving under the influence is a serious offense that—if you’re convicted—can result in harsh penalties. However, a conviction is never a foregone conclusion as you will have an opportunity to defend yourself against the charges. As such, it’s crucial that you consider your next steps carefully. Any mistakes you make right now could leave you on the back foot, turning a possible conviction into an all-but-certain fate. In this article, we share a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind...
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What Happens if I Get a BUI in Florida?

Boasting miles of sandy beaches, warm weather, and oceans teeming with marine life, Florida is a boating paradise. However, a fun day out at sea can quickly turn into a perfect storm of problems if you're caught boating under the influence (BUI). In the state, it's illegal to operate a vessel if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above 0.08%. While you might think you can coast by undetected out in open waters, Florida's oceans, rivers, and lakes are strictly policed....
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What Should I Do If I’m Arrested for Drug Possession in Florida?

If you’re facing drug crime charges, it’s only natural to feel scared, confused, and completely overwhelmed. A conviction could result in harsh penalties and alter the course of the rest of your life. With your future hanging in the balance, it’s important that you take time to understand your legal rights and assess your options. It may be possible to fight the charges to have your penalties reduced or the case against you dismissed, but you will need to take certain...
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What Qualities Should I Look For in a Florida Drug Crime Lawyer?

If you’re facing drug crime charges, it may be wise to enlist the services of a criminal defense attorney. While there’s always the option to fight the charges on your own, proceedings are notoriously complicated and mistakes at any point in the process will be punished. A lawyer can step in to help you build a strong defense and provide representation from the first day until the final verdict. However, with hundreds of law firms in the state eager to handle...
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