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What is Proper Courtroom Etiquette?

If you were recently arrested for a crime in Miami, you will have to go to court for a series of court appearances. Like many places, there is a proper way and an improper way to act while you’re in court – this is called “proper courtroom etiquette.” While I’m no Emily Post or etiquette expert, I am an expert…

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Can I Get a Passport After a Florida DUI?

When you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Miami and throughout Florida, not only will you face probation, jail, and fines, but other aspects of your life will be affected as well. What other aspects am I referring to? Some of them include your auto insurance premiums, your ability to obtain a college scholarship (for younger DUI defendants), child…

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Felony Diversion Programs in Florida

In Florida, our jails and prisons are overflowing with convicted criminals and as most Floridians are aware, this places a heavy burden on American taxpayers. By the nature of Florida’s location, it’s a hotbed for drug-related activities. From minor marijuana possession to full-blown drug trafficking, the state has been notorious for its illegal drug operations. As border patrol officials, local…

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Pre-Trial Diversion Programs in Miami-Dade County

Each state has enacted its own laws, sentencing and penalties for misdemeanor and felony crimes. Of all states, Florida has a reputation for imposing some of the harshest penalties for criminal violations, along with Arizona and Texas. What if you get into trouble with the law, is there anything you can do to minimize the consequences you face? If you’ve never been…

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Are Ignition Interlock Devices Required for 1st DUIs?

If you are familiar with Florida’s DUI laws, you may be aware of the fact that Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes requires that certain DUI offenders install Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs). If you’re not familiar with IIDs, they are a small breath testing device that is connected to a person’s vehicle. The IID is a breathalyzer that’s installed in…

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FAQs About Miami’s Back on Track Program

Were you, or someone you care about recently arrested for driving under the influence in Miami-Dade County? If so, you may have heard about the Back on Track DUI program, but you may not know much if anything about it. In the face of DUI charges, the Back on Track program can be an important and valuable way to avoid the stigma…

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Ignition Interlock Locations in Miami

With DUI enforcement on the rise and courts taking a more measured approach to treating offenders and keep them from re-offending, ignition interlock devices are becoming more and more popular as a sentencing tool. Below is a list of private companies that install ignition interlock devices in Miami: Ciro’s Auto Sound and Security, 340 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami FL 33125;…

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Miami’s Criminal Courts

If you are facing criminal charges in Miami-Dade County for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions about Florida’s criminal justice system – and that is understandable! In order to help you better understand how the state classifies criminal offenses and how there are separate criminal courts, I’m going to shed some light on these subjects. If you have…

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Unlawful Driving After a Miami DUI

After someone is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) under Sec. 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, they will face a series of penalties, such as: 50 hours of community service, a fine ranging from $500 to $2,000, DUI School, up to 9 months in jail, up to one year driver’s license revocation, and probation. If the driver was convicted…

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DUI Accidents With Property Damage in Miami

Alcohol plays a significant role in American society. Often, we celebrate birthdays, holidays, work promotions, and marriages with plenty of food and alcoholic beverages. After all, alcohol has been one of the most popular drinks worldwide for thousands of years; no wonder why it’s so popular. Alcohol wasn’t such a big deal before we had motor vehicles, but now that…

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