Marijuana Use and Driving: Standards for DUI in Florida

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States, yet testing for it in a driving under the influence (DUI) situation is challenging for law enforcement. No industry standards currently exist for measuring marijuana intoxication levels. While recreational marijuana is not legal in Florida, medical marijuana use according to specific guidelines […]

Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test?

While refusing a field sobriety test is an option for a driver in Florida, doing so is an important decision that carries certain risks. When law enforcement makes a stop for suspicion of drunk driving, the driver will be asked to perform certain tests, and how they react to the officer’s commands during the tests […]

Are DUI Checkpoints and Roadblocks Legal?

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime that endangers everyone who shares the roads. If you are a driver, you may have experienced being sidelined by a DUI checkpoint. Officers may use checkpoints and stop every passing vehicle to screen drivers, or they may just stop some objective pattern of vehicles, such as […]

What Happens If I Get a DUI Out-of-State?

Most Floridians have been to or will visit other states for business, vacation, or family reasons. Perhaps you went to visit relatives for a holiday, gone somewhere like New York City or Las Vegas for a fun trip, or had to attend a professional conference for work. In any of these scenarios, it would not […]

Collateral Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Florida

If you were arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida, you may be worried about possible fines, license suspension, or even jail time. While these well-known penalties often weigh on the mind of anyone charged with DUI, many people overlook or fail to consider all of the potential collateral consequences of […]

What If I’m Arrested For DUI In Florida, and I’m Under 21?

For most drivers, the legal limit for their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent. However, if you are under the age of 21, the legal limit is a BAC of 0.02 percent. That means that if you have just one drink, you are likely going to be considered legally under the influence of alcohol. […]

Common Misconceptions in Florida DUI Cases

A driving under the influence (DUI) charge is scary. It’s even scarier after you’ve heard horror stories—many of which are probably untrue—about DUI cases in Florida. When it comes to your individual case, we can help separate facts from fiction under Florida law. Here are some of the most common misconceptions heard by our St. […]

What Does a DUI Lawyer Do?

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, you may be wondering what comes next. You are likely also considering whether to retain a criminal defense attorney to assist you with any criminal charges that you may be facing. What exactly does a DUI lawyer do? Is a lawyer worth the expense? Will my […]

How Much Does a Good DUI Lawyer Cost?

If you were charged with DUI, you may not know what to do. Should you retain a private lawyer? Most importantly, how much will a good DUI lawyer cost you? Assessing the Cost The cost of a good DUI lawyer will depend on many factors. For example, how complex is your case? Do you want […]

Ask These Five Questions When Hiring a St. Petersburg DUI Lawyer

After a DUI arrest in St. Petersburg, many defendants assume their lives are over. After all, there’s no need to fight the charges when the officer has such overwhelming evidence, right? In reality, the right attorney can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. Ask these five questions, however, before hiring a […]