How Losing Your License Can Affect You

How Losing Your License Can Affect You Losing your license can have a negative impact on your ability to work, to develop your career, and with other aspects of your life. While it is important to remain proactive in avoiding behavior that may compromise your ability to maintain your license, mistakes are sometimes made. How […]

St. Petersburg DUI FAQ

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense that requires a careful legal response. At Khonsari Law Group, we receive dozens of questions each week from people pulled over for suspected DUIs. Here are answers to some of the most common questions. How Much Can I Drink Without Getting Arrested? The amount depends on […]

Appealing a License Suspension in a DUI Case

You can lose your license as part of an administrative suspension even before a DUI conviction. Fortunately, you can file an appeal, but you’ll need the help of an experienced St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney to guide you through the process. Bringing an appeal requires organization and familiarity with the law, which many people find […]

Can a Plea Bargain Avoid a Conviction in a Florida DUI?

In many Florida DUI cases, the state attorney may offer a plea deal that may include a period of probation or community service. By agreeing to a plea deal with the prosecutor, you avoid more serious penalties by pleading guilty to your charge and giving up certain rights in your case—including your appeal rights. Because […]

Was Your Traffic Stop Illegal?

Police officers are permitted to pull over your vehicle if they suspect impaired driving. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI, the penalties upon conviction can be extremely serious. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida, you need experienced legal representation by your side throughout your case. The […]

An Ignition Interlock Device Can be Costly

In Florida, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more. Breathalyzer test results are the most important piece of evidence for a Florida prosecutor to have during a criminal trial. In Florida, if you are arrested by an officer who has probable cause to […]

Instagram Model Gets a DUI in Florida

DUI charges and convictions are all too common in Florida. Such was the case for a south Florida Instagram model who calls herself the “Cuban Kim Kardashian.” Katherine Ferreiro, 25, was arrested for drunk driving several days ago as she was leaving a popular Florida nightclub. Allegedly, Ferreiro was initially stopped by police for running […]

Can a DUI be a Felony in Florida?

DUIs in Florida may be prosecuted as either felony or as misdemeanors, depending on many factors, such as the person’s history of DUI and whether anyone was injured or killed. Generally speaking, felonies are punishable by more than one year in prison, and misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year of incarceration, plus fines […]