Law enforcement personnel in most states show some degree of leniency toward first-time DUI offenders. The consequences for all DUI offenses are severe, but in general, a judge is less likely to impose the same sentence for first- and second-time offenders.
Recreational boating is popular in Florida, particularly during the summer months, when many people take to lakes, rivers and the ocean to enjoy time on the open water. Unfortunately, this also means that there is an increased likelihood of serious accidents and injuries on the water, and as a result, law enforcement personnel often perform […]
The state of Florida does not take drunk driving lightly, and if police arrest you on DUI charges, you can expect a difficult case. Each year, thousands of people across the country sustain injuries or die in crashes that drunk drivers cause, and law enforcement personnel are clamping down on motorists they catch operating vehicles […]
Most arrest scenes in movies include some reference to the accused’s rights, and as a result, many Americans are aware that the police are required to read the suspect certain rights when making an arrest. These rights, known as Miranda rights, form an important part of the arrest process, but many people are unsure what […]
Operating any machinery while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous. While driving under the influence tends to get the most attention due to its prevalence on national roads, boating under the influence (BUI) is equally as dangerous. As a result, Florida courts treat the situation seriously, and there are specific BUI laws that govern […]
Drug abuse offenses garner a lot of attention from Florida law enforcement. In 2013, the State had the 11th highest overdose mortality rate in the United States, according to the Trust for America’s Health. As a result, penalties in Florida for drug consumption and possession are severe, and there are several facts you should keep […]