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Month: March 2017

The Early History of DUI Laws in the United States

Alcohol-related traffic accidents account for more than 40 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) To help combat this alarming statistic, all 50 U.S. states have laws against driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances (DUI). Sometimes also called DWI (driving while intoxicated) or OVI (operating…

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Will My Miami Case Go to Trial?

Were you recently arrested for a criminal offense in Miami? If so, you’re going to have a lot of questions right about now. Will you go to jail or prison? What will happen to your future and your family if you’re found guilty? I’m not going to candy-coat it, Florida, along with Arizona and Texas has some of the toughest laws in…

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Implied Consent Laws in Florida

Once you have received your driver’s license and signed your name, you have agreed to abide by Florida’s Implied Consent Law. This law provides that, as part of using your privilege to drive, you consent to a blood, breath, or urine test to indicate your blood alcohol content or drug content at the time you were driving. If an accused…

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Alternative Sentences for DUI in Miami

As a resident of Florida, you’re likely well-aware that Florida has a reputation for being harsh on crime and DUI is no exception. If the prosecutor has a strong case against you, you may be nervous about spending up to six months of your life behind bars – and that’s only for a first DUI offense without any aggravating factors.…

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What to Expect from Police During a DUI

If you find yourself with a DUI that could possibly lead to fines and imprisonment, it’s important to know your options and your rights especially since it’s one of the few crimes committed in America where an individual can be arrested based on the subjective perception of the police officer. Whether you’re guilty of operating a vehicle impaired while under…

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What Can Happen to Me if I’m Convicted of DUI?

If you’re facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time, you may feel like your life has been put on pause, and for good reason. Will you have to go to jail? Will you lose your driver’s license? How much would a conviction affect your auto insurance premiums and for how long? Supposing you are 21 or older, if you are…

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Can I get a limited license or work permit following a DUI conviction in Florida?

According to Florida DUI law, after a DUI conviction, drivers are permitted to have limited and restricted driving privileges in some circumstances. It’s important to remember both the court & DHSMV imposed suspension, so restrictions may differ in time and scope. A Florida DHSMV suspension may take place as part of Florida’s Administrative DUI Suspension law. This law as first…

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