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Month: July 2019

Can Domestic Violence Affect Immigration Status?

Not only is Miami absolutely beautiful, but it has one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the country. A large percentage of its residents are originally from places such as Cuba, Central America, and South America. With Miami’s large immigrant population, a lot of people who are facing domestic violence charges in the city are afraid of how the…

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When is a Multiple DUI a Felony in Florida?

Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Miami or anywhere else in Florida? If so, you may be wondering if DUI is a misdemeanor or a felony in Florida, and that is a reasonable question to ask. In all states, DUI can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts of the case.…

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Can I Do Back on Track if a Child Was in the Car?

Like most states, the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) are enhanced when the impaired or intoxicated driver had a child in the vehicle at the time of the impaired driving, and Florida is no exception. There are many ways that parents and caregivers are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with children in their vehicles. A father…

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What Is ‘Supervision’ in Florida?

When people are convicted of crimes in Florida, the state wants to make sure that once they are released into the community, they have effective supervision. This benefits the offenders and helps reduce recidivism. There are several purposes of “supervision,” such as making sure the offender stays in contact with the Florida Department of Corrections and making sure they do…

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First DUI in Florida: What Are the Penalties?

Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Miami or anywhere else in Florida? If so, I’m about to give you a crash course on Florida’s DUI laws, specifically as they pertain to a first DUI offense. Under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol, certain chemical substances, and controlled substances (both legal and illegal)…

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Do I Have to Take a Roadside Breath Test in Florida?

There is a lot of confusion surrounding breath tests and reasonably so. While people hear all about the dangerous drinking and driving, there’s little education offered to drivers about the consequences of taking or not taking a breath test. Not only that, but few drivers know when breath tests are legally-required, and the consequences of refusing. Usually, drivers wing it…

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