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Month: December 2015

Green Card Holders Charged with DUI

Considering the fact that Miami has a large and diverse population of green card holders, it makes sense why I get questions about the immigration consequences of a DUI. For the purposes of this post, I am going to discuss what happens when a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) is arrested for DUI involving property damage. Let’s say that…

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Don’t Let a DUI Ruin Your Holiday Cheer!

It’s that time of year again, it’s time for Secret Santa exchanges at work, White Elephant parties, company Christmas or “holiday” parties, eggnog and of course, lots of wine and champaign. For many people, the holidays also bring about increased levels of stress. Stress from trying to find that “perfect gift,” stress from spending too much on those perfect gifts,…

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Will Coffee Sober a Drunk Person Up?

If you’re like most people, when you tried to sober someone up, you did one of two things: 1) you threw them in a cold shower, or 2) you gave them a strong cup of coffee. While you might have tried the cold shower trick, you probably learned that it’s a lot easier to get a drunk person to drink…

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Admission Requirements for Miami Back on Track Program

In Miami-Dade County, some first time DUI offenders are given the opportunity to have their charges reduced to a Withhold of Adjudication for Reckless Driving. This is accomplished by participating in a DUI diversion program known as the Back on Track Program. Upon completion, a person’s criminal record for a DUI can be sealed, essentially allowing them to move forward…

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