Library: DUI And Criminal Defense

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SUMMARY OF THE DUI CONVICTION PENALTIES IN GAINESVILLE, ALACHUA COUNTY AND ALL OF FLORIDA

– – – – – Below is a summary of the DMV and Criminal Penalties for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/ DWI conviction in Gainesville, Alachua County, and all of Florida as of July 2008. For Blood Alcohol Level or Content between 0.08% and 0.15% (grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or […]

NEW PROPOSED BILL COULD VERY WELL EFFECT YOU!

Proposed Florida House Bill 793 will include DUI in the lists of warrentless arrests and could effect you. Most people are not in favor of DUI’s rights but…..Consider this scenario: You’re at a reataurant that serves alcohol but you don’t have any alcoholic drinks. You head home with your spouse. While at the restaurant you […]

CLASSIFICATION OF CRIMES IN FLORIDA

All crimes in Florida are classified into felonies and misdemeanors, here is a basic breakdown of them with their punishments and/or fines. A felony is the most serious crime, punishable by death or by more than one year in prison. Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, a felony may be governed by federal […]

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR DUI DWI IN GAINESVILLE OR ALACHUA COUNTY, YOU HAVE 10 DAYS TO APPEAL YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION BY REQUESTING A DMV FORMAL REVIEW HEARING

– – – – – If you are arrested for DUI DWI in Gainesville or Alachua County, you have 10 days to appeal your driver’s license suspension! If you are arrested for DUI there are two (2) penalties you are facing: 1. DUI Criminal Conviction 2. Driver’s License Suspension by the DMV (If you are […]

DEFERRED PROSECUTION PILOT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN DUI’S IN GAINESVILLE AND ALACHUA COUNTY EXPLAINED. PART I

The State Attorney’s Office for the Eight Judicial Circuit of Florida, which includes Gainesville and Alachua County has a new pilot program for some DUI offenders. This artilce is part one of a two part series; Part I will focus on explaining what Deferrred Prosecution is and Part II will discuss the criteria for being […]

CRITERIA FOR THE DEFERRED PROSECUTION PILOT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN DUI’S IN GAINESVILLE AND ALACHUA COUNTY. PART II

This is part two of a two part series on Alachua County’s new pilot DUI deferred prosecution program. This artilce will describe the criteria for the program and its success so far. Part one explained the pilot program. The criteria for consideration of acceptance into the program are stringent: No significant negative prior history of […]

CMI INTOXILYZER 8000 BREATH TESTING MACHINE INFORMATION & PROBLEMS WITH IT FOR DUI POLICE ARRESTS IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

Information on BreathTesting and Associated Problems. The purpose of a breath test is to measure a person’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in a less invasive way than drawing blood. There are machines that police officers use to do this. The CMI Intoxilyzer 8000 is the breath test machine that is currently used in Florida. Basically, […]

FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING RELIABILITY INFORMATION FOR DUI ARRESTS IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS DURING A DUI ARREST

Information About Field Sobriety Tests That You Should Know About: Field Sobriety Tests (FST) are a set of exercises given on the roadside, such as: walking on a straight line, standing on one leg while counting out loud, and touching your finger to your nose with your eyes closed. The intended purpose of these so […]

FIRST-TIME DUI OFFENSE AND DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION – EXPERIENCED GAINESVILLE DUI LAWYER EXPLAINS THE FACTS.

– – – – – Arrested for DUI? Worried about loosing your license? One of the top DUI lawyers in Alachua County explains your options. Understandably, first-time DUI offenders, who face a potential driver’s license suspension, have legitimate concerns about commuting to work or school. In addition to DUI fines, court costs, and increased car […]

FIRST OFFENSE DUI IN FLORIDA: HOW TO GET YOUR LICENSE BACK

Losing a driver’s license is one of the many consequences that can follow after a drunk driving conviction in Florida. For first time offenders, the loss of license can last for 180 days, or for as long as one year. The revocation is effective on the conviction date. This inability to drive can make it […]

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