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First-time DUI in Florida: What You Need to Consider Before Court

First-time DUI in Florida: What You Need to Consider Before Court

  • March 21st, 2019
  • Bruce Denson
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The Florida DUI law is harsh, even for first-time DUI offenses. Most DUIs are misdemeanors but in 2017 driving under the influence caused a total of 839 deaths in Florida, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Despite…

First-time DUI in Florida: What You Need to Know

First-time DUI in Florida: What You Need to Know

  • February 25th, 2019
  • Bruce Denson
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First-time DUI in Florida: What You Need to Know The state of Florida is known for some of the harshest penalties when it comes to a first-time DUI (driving under the influence) offense. These penalties can significantly impact a person’s…

Manada de lobos

Manada de lobos

  • May 5th, 2017
  • Bruce Denson
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Cinco de Mayo is bringing out the Wolf Pack. This is a hyper aggressive DUI enforcement unit looking for drunk drivers. In the past they have been a little too aggressive, arresting people with breath tests so low the law…

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST DUI OFFENSE IN FLORIDA

  • December 27th, 2013
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One out of every 135 people will be arrested for driving under the influence each year, according to the National Highway and Safety Administration’s Annual Traffic Safety Report. And even though the government and nonprofit organizations have long invested in expensive…

IS A DUI A FELONY IN FLORIDA?

  • October 25th, 2013
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One of the most common questions I’m asked as a St. Petersburg DUI Attorney is, “Is a DUI a felony?”In short, it depends. DUI Conviction Penalties in FloridaThere are different factors involved in determining whether your DUI will be considered a…

NEW BLOWS TO DUI DRIVING PRIVILEGES

  • August 26th, 2013
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If you’re pulled over for DUI, should you blow in the Intoxilyzer or refuse to take the test?It’s a difficult decision and recent statutory changes may influence your decision.Your LicenseA person arrested for DUI is subject to a suspension of their Drivers…

OBTAINING INSURANCE AFTER A DUI CONVICTION

  • June 18th, 2013
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In our car-centric society, where most adults need or want a clean driver license for transportation and work, a DUI conviction can be one of the most problematic legal entanglements that a motorist may encounter. There’s no question it’s going to be…

NEW SUPREME COURT RULING ON DUI AND DIRECT BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS

  • May 21st, 2013
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A significant new ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court could and will have consequences nationwide for drivers accused of DUI. A landmark ruling arising from the DUI arrest of Tyler McNeely, a Missouri man, establishes that police must generally obtain a warrant…

CAN A REFUSAL TO BLOW IN THE DUI CASE BE SEALED?

  • October 6th, 2012
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DUIs cause people many problems. One of the biggest problems is that they exclude you from having any criminal record sealed. DUI by Statute requires a mandatory adjudication. If you are adjudicated guilty of any offense, you are not eligible…

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