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Month: May 2018

What Are the Penalties for DUI with Serious Bodily Injury?

Under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, or chemical substances. Generally, a first DUI without “aggravating circumstances” is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000 (depending on blood alcohol level), up to six months in jail, DUI School, and up to a one-year license…

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Can a Florida DUI Stop Me from Buying a Gun?

A criminal conviction, even for misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI), can affect your life in many ways. Often, a conviction leads to fines, incarceration, community service, probation or parole, restitution, and more. Some convictions also affect a defendant’s ability to vote or possess firearms in Florida. If you own a firearm or plan to in the near future and you’re facing…

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How Do I Restore My Civil Rights?

When someone is convicted of a crime in Florida, they can face various penalties, such as fines, incarceration, community service, probation or parole and more. Beyond the criminal penalties, they will have to contend with other negative consequences. For example, Section 943.053 of the Florida Statutes makes adult criminal records public information, unless the defendant’s records have been sealed or expunged –…

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