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How Long Does Expungement Take

Have you been in trouble with the law? Perhaps in the past, you made a bad decision or two that led to an arrest or conviction. Unfortunately, these past mistakes generate a criminal record that can impact your future. For instance, in Florida applications for jobs, professional licensing, or housing require a criminal background check. […]

What an Underage DUI Charge Means for You

If you’re under the age of 21 and you’ve been accused of DUI, you should realize that a conviction may derail your life. There are several charges that an underage person caught drinking—or even just caught with alcohol in his or her vehicle—may face. All of these charges carry heavy fines, and some may even […]

How to Win a DMV DUI Hearing

(Hint: Hire a DUI Lawyer!) Ten days: it may not seem like a very long amount of time, and it isn’t. However, if you’ve been charged with a DUI and have had your license suspended, that’s how long you have to request the most important hearing of your case: the DMV hearing. This hearing represents […]

About Field Sobriety Tests

Between the years of 2003 and 2012, more than 8,000 people lost their lives on Florida roadways due to alcohol-related crashes, according to state information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of deaths from alcohol-impaired drivers in Florida was higher than the national average, in a nation in which […]

Three Compelling Reasons to Hire a DUI Lawyer

Florida has the second strictest DUI laws in the country, behind only Arizona. A person who is convicted of a DUI in Florida may be required to install an interlock ignition device even after a first offense, and may have their license suspended for up to six months, be required to pay up to a […]

THC versus Marijuana Charges in Florida

In the last decade, 11 states have legalized recreational marijuana use (as of July 2019) and many other states have legalized medical marijuana or decriminalized marijuana possession. Legalization has resulted in many advances in available forms of marijuana, including a product called THC oil. To create this product, THC oil is extracted from the buds […]

How Will Valid Marijuana Medical Cards Change Criminal Charges?

Florida residents who are on probation after a criminal conviction are subject to random drug screenings. Even if that person holds a valid medical marijuana card, they can sometimes face penalties if a drug test detects THC in their system. As of June of 2019, there were 237,729 Florida residents approved for medical marijuana use, […]

The High Cost of Not Defending a DUI

Anyone who has driven down Florida highways has seen the billboards saying “A cab ride is cheaper than a DUI.” It’s true. But if you’ve made the mistake of getting behind the wheel after having too many drinks, choosing to not defend your DUI is a grave mistake. If you’re convicted of a DUI, the […]

Steps to Take When a Child Is Arrested

If the police have arrested your child, you may be feeling helpless, shocked, and angry. You’re probably also feeling protective. No matter the reason why your child was arrested, they are your child and you want to protect them. That is understandable. Above all else, however, it’s important to remain calm. Becoming emotional when interacting […]

Searches and Seizures at DUI Traffic Stops

Anyone who has stumbled upon a DUI checkpoint or seen flashing blue and red lights in their rear view mirror, and has had a few drinks, is probably concerned. They’re worried about all the bad things that could happen if they’re charged with a DUI. They could spend time in jail, pay fines, lose their […]

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