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Month: August 2018

How Does a Florida DUI Affect Insurance?

Whenever a Florida driver is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), it’s not long before they start to think, “If I’m convicted of DUI, how will my insurance premiums be impacted?” The answer, “They’ll increase…by a lot.” When a driver has a major violation, such as DUI, their auto insurance premiums can skyrocket for three to seven years with…

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What Is Restitution in Florida?

In Florida, certain criminal defendants are ordered by the court to pay what’s called “restitution” to the victims of their crimes. Under Section 775.089 of the Florida Statutes, the court can order that an offender make restitution to their victim(s) for damage or loss caused by the offender’s criminal episode, or indirectly caused by the offense. According to the National Center for Victims…

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Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Florida?

Have you heard of, or seen a DUI (sobriety) checkpoint before? “Sobriety checkpoints (also called DUI checkpoints) are locations where law enforcement officers are stationed to check drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment,” according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Most states incorporate DUI checkpoints as part of their anti-drinking and driving campaigns. DUI checkpoints are not legal in…

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