In the state of Florida, recreational boating is a major part of many peoples’ lives, and boating under the influence of alcohol is a concern for Florida law enforcement. As with driving, there are strict laws governing liquor consumption and the operation of boating equipment. BUI and DUI share many similarities, but there are several […]
Driving under the influence is a very serious charge, and a DUI conviction can have lasting repercussions on a person’s life. At the same time, if you drive drunk, you are drastically increasing the chances of getting into a serious car crash. Even though DUI is a serious charge, it’s important to remember that if […]
According to the State Justice Department, Florida had the third-highest number of DUI arrests in 2013 with 61,852 total charges. A high number of those arrests represented a second offense.
The inaccuracy of impairment measurements plagues all DUI stops and often leads to dropped charges and plea deals. During a typical stop, police rely on field sobriety tests to establish probable cause for testing a suspect’s blood.
For many prosecutors, going to trial represents a hassle worth avoiding. That’s why so many cases involve plea bargaining nowadays.
There are several common strategies for challenging a DUI charge, but perhaps the most common method is to question the traffic stop that led to the arrest. This is because all that happened after the stop is disregarded by the court if the stop itself is thrown out. In general, this means arguing that the […]