License Suspension Hearings: Challenging Your Suspension after a DUI

In the state of Florida, a first offense for DUI will mean an automatic six-month (or longer) suspension of your driver’s license as detailed in Florida Statute §322.2615. From the time your license is suspended, you have exactly 10 days to request a license suspension hearing to fight the suspension. DUI-Related Driver’s License Suspensions in Florida In Florida, if you …

Indecent Exposure: Actions that Could Get You Charged

Florida Statute §800.03 details the rules surrounding indecent exposure in the state, and the penalties are fairly harsh. Many people don’t realize that what they think are just funny pranks could land them in jail. Florida’s Indecent Exposure Laws Florida code states, “It is unlawful to expose or exhibit one’s sexual organs in public or on the private premises of …

Mounting a DUI Defense: Chemical Tests Taken During the Absorption Phase

If you are pulled over and given a chemical sobriety test, results may depend on the current absorption phase. In some circumstances, test results could be inaccurate, and you may receive a DUI even though you weren’t intoxicated at the time. Understanding How the Body Absorbs Alcohol To understand how chemical tests during the absorption phase may be inaccurate, you’ll …

Personal and Legal Repercussions of Teen Sexting

Sexting is a relatively new form of communication, so the legal system hasn’t quite caught up yet, though the Florida legislature has addressed the trend. However, when teens are involved, sexting still can have serious repercussions, both legal and emotional. The Rise of Sexting Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages via text message. This includes photographs and …

Spousal Abuse Charges: Factors that Come into Play

Spousal abuse is a serious and prevalent crime, affecting one in four women at some point in their lives, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. However, divorce, vengeful spouses, and misdirected anger may result in some people being slapped with unfounded or exaggerated spousal abuse allegations. Factors that Affect Spousal Abuse Cases In some cases, one spouse will …

Six Factors that Can Impact DUI Breath Tests

In Florida, police officers routinely use Breathalyzer tests to determine if a motorist has been driving under the influence of alcohol. If the results show a breath alcohol level (BAL) of 0.08 or higher – the level classified as legally intoxicated under Florida DUI laws – the driver may be arrested for DUI. Law enforcement and the courts continue to …

Marijuana Possession in Florida: A Look at the Penalties

Florida drug laws provide specific penalties for the conviction of possession of marijuana. These penalties range from jail time to fines and suspension of a driver’s license. The severity of the punishment will depend upon the amount of marijuana in question and factors like previous convictions for similar crimes. Possession of marijuana will be considered “trafficking in marijuana” if the …