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How Long Is a Florida License Revoked for DUI?

There are numerous reasons why someone’s Florida driver’s license might be suspended or revoked, some that are well-known and some that are not so well-known. The reasons for suspensions and revocations include failing to pay child support, having too many points on one’s driving record, unpaid traffic tickets, failing to complete Driver Improvement School, using a fraudulent driver license, being labeled…

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Can I Get a DUI for Vitamins or Herbs?

Each state has enacted its own driving under the influence (DUI) laws and while there are many similarities from state-to-state, there are some nuances. For example, here in Florida, it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcoholic beverages, a chemical substance like nitrous oxide, and any controlled substance including over-the-counter drugs, such as those formulated for colds, allergies, and sleep. But…

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Can I Get a DUI for Nitrous?

Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as “laughing gas,” is a colorless gas used by dentists to sedate patients. It is combined with oxygen and used during some dental treatments to help ease patients’ anxiety. Not only does the gas cause “pleasant sensations,” but it can help patients relax in the dentist chair. Side effects from nitrous oxide may include: Nausea,…

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How Are Sex Offense Charges Defended?

If you are facing sex offense charges in Florida, you need a knowledgeable and experienced defense attorney – I cannot overstate this enough. In many cases, the penalties for a Florida sex offense are daunting. Sex offender registration, fines, and a lengthy prison sentence are only the beginning. If someone has to register as a sex offender for life, the stigma can…

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How Does a DUI Affect the NEXUS Program?

The NEXUS Program was established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. NEXUS was created to help certain low-risk travelers so they can enjoy expedited processing while they enter the United States and Canada. In order to become a member of the program, you have to be pre-screened and undergo a background check. You cannot be a security threat, but that’s…

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Can a DUI Affect Global Entry?

Do you travel abroad frequently through Miami International Airport (MIA) or through any other U.S. airport with Global Entry Kiosks? If so, I assume you’re a frequent traveler and most likely because of your occupation, though you may travel frequently for pleasure. If you are a proud member of the Global Entry Program, you know, membership has its perks, namely…

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What Is the Difference Between State & Federal Courts?

In the United States, we have two types of courts – state courts and federal courts. The state courts handle violations of state laws, which are enacted by state legislators. Meanwhile, the federal courts handle violations of federal laws, which are established by Congress. State and federal courts have different jurisdictions. Jurisdiction refers to the types of cases a court…

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Can I Get a DUI if I’m Not Driving?

It’s common knowledge that it’s unlawful to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or a combination of drugs and alcohol, but what fewer people are aware of is that it’s also unlawful to be under the influence, driving or “in actual physical control” of a vehicle. “Actual physical control,” what does that mean? To be…

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Will a DUI Prevent Me from Travelling Abroad?

If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol and you have plans to travel outside the United States, it makes sense for you to consider if a DUI conviction can affect your ability to travel abroad. “Will a DUI conviction stop me from getting a U.S. passport?” Generally, no, a DUI should not prevent…

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