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Sobriety checkpoints may increase this 4th of July

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate America's independence with friends and family. Like any other holiday when drinking is prevalent, Florida police officers are on higher alert for drunk drivers than usual. In 2019, approximately 322 DUI arrests were made across Clay County alone. It's unclear how many of those arrests...

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Can an attorney help me fight my DUI charges?

Being arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida can be a scary situation. The legal consequences for a first-time DUI offender include up to six months of incarceration and a fine between $500 - $1,000. You could also lose your privilege to drive. This can make you feel uncertain about how you will be...

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Do I qualify for a pardon in Florida?

A criminal conviction in Florida can result in harsh penalties that go beyond fines and incarceration. A convict can lose the right to vote, hold public office, serve on a jury, and own or possess a gun. A poor choice that someone made when they were young could stick with them for life. You may...

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Police may soon give THC breath tests

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a prototype device — similar to an alcohol breathalyzer — that can potentially detect THC in a driver's breath, according to NPR. The first stages of development began in 2016, when several states began legalizing cannabis. The prototype was built by chemistry professor Alexander Star and electrical and computer engineering...

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Breath Tests Are Often Used to Convict DUI Suspects. But Are They Accurate?

The holidays are coming up, and as expected, police across the Sunshine State will be aggressively pursuing DUI offenders. Before making an arrest, police need enough evidence to determine if you've been driving drunk. Police often rely on breathalyzer readings to charge someone with DUI. As experienced Florida DUI attorneys, we have witnessed how inaccurate...

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Can I Face a Felony Charge for a DUI?

So, you were arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida. You may be under the impression that you can't be charged with anything more than a misdemeanor, but there are some circumstances when a DUI could constitute a felony. For example, if you're convicted of a third or subsequent DUI within a 10-year period,...

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