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 […]

Penalties for a DUI Manslaughter

Traffic fatalities bring about unfortunate and tragic consequences for everyone involved. Pursuant to Florida law, a DUI manslaughter charge comes about when a driver causes another person’s death while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The possible penalties associated with a DUI manslaughter conviction are serious. If you have been charged […]

Do You Need an Attorney for a First-Time DUI?

Being charged and convicted of a DUI (or driving under the influence) in Florida can have significant legal ramifications, up to and including fines and jail time. If this is your first time being charged with a DUI, you may be tempted to go-it-alone, represent yourself in court, and not seek the services of an […]

Police Are on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers Around the 4th of July

Memorial Day has passed, and summer has unofficially arrived. Like Memorial Day, July 4th is a holiday when police officers are on the hunt for drunk drivers on the road in Florida.  It is important for drivers to know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to drinking alcohol and driving. Here are a few […]

The Professional Impact of a DUI: Consequences for Consideration

Government employees and professional drivers are not the only ones whose careers may suffer as the result of a Florida DUI conviction.  Any conviction, even a misdemeanor, can result in difficulties during the job application process, however, few people consider how a conviction might impact their current positions and careers. Florida DUI Classifications Whether your […]

Did Your Acid Reflux Result in a DUI Case?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux disease or simply as heartburn, can significantly affect a breathalyzer test and may produce a false reading. Mechanics of Breathalyzer Testing When a police officer has reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe that an individual is driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, […]