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Florida Police Officer Arrested For DUI

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Drivers are pulled over for DUI offenses on a daily basis, and while this is concerning, it’s even more so when a police officer is the one accused of a DUI. Even more shocking is when the police officer is not only at the legal limit, but four times above it. Central Florida police… Read More

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What Is Probable Cause And How Can It Affect A Criminal Defense Case?

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Probable cause is a requirement that law enforcement personnel are required to meet in order to issue a warrant, conduct a search, or to make an arrest. It can also be used to justify warrantless searches and arrests if there is an urgent situation.  It is an important part of the Fourth Amendment, which… Read More

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Assistant State Attorney Arrested In DUI Crash

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State attorneys represent the state in court, so you would think that they would be well-versed in the law. Even if this is true, people sometimes display poor judgment. This was recently the case for an assistant state attorney in Florida, who was arrested for DUI. The 35-year-old woman was arrested on the morning… Read More

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Man Admits To DUI Crash In Starke

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When someone does something wrong, they will often deny it so they don’t get in trouble. A Florida man did the exact opposite. The man was recently involved in an accident in Starke. When Florida Highway Patrol arrived at the accident scene, the man admitted to having a few drinks beforehand and not being… Read More

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Wrong-Way Crash In Jacksonville Caused By Drunk Driving

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It’s always a sad situation when a drunk driver causes a crash. In many cases, the drunk driver survives, killing innocent victims. This was recently the case in Jacksonville. A man was driving in the wrong direction when he hit another vehicle head-on. The man is facing charges of DUI manslaughter. The fatal accident… Read More

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Realtor Charged With DUI In Delray Beach

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Having a few alcoholic drinks may seem a good idea when you’re socializing with others and having fun, but the after effects—such as getting pulled over by police—can really ruin your night. A Florida Realtor is finding this out the hard way after receiving several citations for his behavior while driving drunk. The real… Read More

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Unlawful Carry Of Concealed Firearm

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In the State of Florida, a person may carry a concealed firearm, as long as they have a valid concealed weapons permit (CWP), if a person has a concealed firearm and they don’t have a CWP they can be charged with a third (3rd) degree felony which carries a maximum penalty of five (5)… Read More

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What happens At First Appearance?

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               In the State of Florida when a person is arrested a person is set to see a Judge within a twenty-four-hour period (24) barring some unusual circumstance. In certain counties there is a set bond or bail schedule, this allows for an officer to give the defendant a pre-determined bond or bail amount… Read More

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DUI Cases On The Rise In Southwest Florida

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Motorists know that drinking and driving is irresponsible. Yet, many people do it anyway. You would think that this crime would decrease over time, but in some places, it’s getting worse. Take Southwest Florida, for instance. Drunk driving is a growing trend there, with the area set to break records this year for the… Read More

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Weird Parking Job Leads To DUI Arrest

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Intoxication can affect a person’s judgment and make it harder for them to do various tasks, including parking. A Florida man was recently arrested for DUI after his unusual parking job. On August 30, police in Clearwater located a Lexus RX hanging off a seawall over Clearwater Bay. The SUV was parked on Coronado… Read More

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