The Disagreement Surrounding The Intoxilyzer’s Dependability And Precision

Proponents of the Intoxilyzer say the device will only absorb alcohol and nothing else. On the other hand, opponents of the Intoxilyzer say that the it frequently misreads other commonly found substances in human breath and inaccurately delivers high readings saying that they are a result of alcohol. Of particular importance here are the following points. First, the Driving under …

What Is A Criminal Offense?

Criminal laws include prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been categorized as a criminal offense. Civil legal matters, alternatively, consist of people and businesses attempting to handle legal disputes. In a criminal legal matter, the governmental body, through a prosecutor, brings the charges, while in a civil lawsuit the injured party brings the complaint. …

I Failed To Appear In a Florida Court To Answer a Charge(s) Brought Against Me and Now a Bench Warrant Has Been Issued For My Arrest. What Should I Do?

If you fail to appear in court to answer charges brought against you, then a judge may hold you in “contempt of court”, and issue a bench warrant for your arrest. This can happen as a result of traffic violations, negligible misdemeanors, or serious criminal offenses. In fact, a bench warrant may even be issued for your failure to report …

Florida’s DUI Penalties – First DUI Offense (Part A)

A DUI in Florida is considered a serious crime. Even a first offense can have damaging repercussions that can affect your entire life from your ability to drive and even future employment opportunities. If you are convicted you may face fines, license suspensions, and the possibility of time in jail. To fight your Florida DUI charge, you can get the …

Florida’s DUI Penalties – First DUI Offense (Part B)

The Mandatory DUI Program  Anyone who is convicted of a DUI in Florida must complete a mandatory DUI program. This may include alcohol education, driver safety classes, and a psychological evaluation. The course may require an additional fee of up to $1,000. A failure to complete this program will result in a loss of driving privileges.  Reinstating your Driver’s License …

Man Blames Alligator for Florida DUI

A Texas man who was visiting Crestview, Florida this month has blamed an alligator for his car crash. According to the accused, who drove over a curb and parked his car in a ditch, he had been distracted by an alligator that appeared in his headlights. The man also admitted to having “six beers or so” before getting behind the …

What are the penalties for a first offense in a Florida DUI?

A DUI in Florida can turn your life upside down. If you are convicted, the fees and penalties that result will affect you for years to come. The best way to lessen the consequences is with the help of an experienced Miami DUI defense lawyer. An experienced Florida DUI attorney will know how to build a winning DUI defense, and …

An Overview of Florida DUI Laws and Penalties (Part A)

A DUI in Florida can have devastating consequences. A conviction can negatively affect your personal life, compromise your professional career, and take its toll on your finances. Penalties include fines, license suspensions, and the possibility of time in jail. But if you have recently been charged with a Florida DUI, you may be able to have your charges reduced or …

An Overview of Florida DUI Laws and Penalties (Part B)

Penalties for Florida DUI Causing Bodily Harm and Death If your Florida DUI causes the bodily harm or death of another person, then your penalties will increase significantly. Injury to another person will result in a first degree misdemeanor, imprisonment for up to 1 year, and a fine of up to $1,000. Causing “serious bodily harm” will result in a …