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Month: October 2015

Should I Refuse a Breath Test?

If you should ever be pulled over for a suspected DUI in Miami, you will more than likely be asked to submit to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). While under immense pressure and emotional distress, you may find yourself not knowing whether or not to consent. In many cases, it is wise to consent to…

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Penalties for a Commercial Driver Convicted of DUI

A DUI conviction in Florida can bring harsh consequences, especially if you are a commercial driver. For people with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the laws and restrictions for maintaining your license are very strict, carrying a very low tolerance for driving under the influence or receiving traffic violations. If you have been arrested for DUI while driving a commercial…

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Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz Arrested for DUI

Body camera footage released on Sep. 21 shows Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz dropping a sheriff’s name and identifying himself as a commissioner during a Key West traffic stop. Diaz was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Video footage shows Diaz apologizing to an officer, telling him that he’s Commissioner Diaz from Miami-Dade County. Minutes later, Diaz said…

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Will an Out-Of-State DUI Affect My Florida License?

As a Miami DUI attorney who focuses exclusively on DUI defense, I occasionally get asked about out-of-state DUIs. Considering how much people travel back and forth between Florida and Georgia, and other nearby states, such as Alabama and South Carolina, this is not an unusual topic. Let’s say that a Florida resident travels to Georgia and is arrested for driving…

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