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What Will Happen if I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer During a Florida Traffic Stop?

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Many attorneys recommend that clients refuse to take a breath or blood test when they are accused or suspected of driving under the influence for the first time in Florida. If you agree to take the test and fail, you will lose your license. In addition, the prosecutor can use this evidence to prove… Read More

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Can I Drive After Being Arrested for DUI in Gainesville or Alachua County?

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Generally, yes you can. Here is the Information: Unless otherwise instructed by the Judge at your First Appearance, you can drive until midnight on the 10th day from receiving the DUI citation. You must have the DUI citation on your person when you are driving at all times, either in your wallet or glove… Read More

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What is the Definition of DUI and How Can It Be Proven in Alachua County?

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The definition of DUI: DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. It is defined as the act of driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle (including a motorcycle, bicycle, boat, and other vehicles) when a person’s normal faculties are impaired by alcohol or drugs (legal or illegal), or when with a… Read More

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I Was Arrested in Gainesville, Florida for DUI While Riding My Bicycle – How Can That Be?

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This is a very important question because Florida leads the nation in bicycle rider fatalities. In addition, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, one-fourth of the cyclists killed had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% (grams per deciliter) or higher which is over the legal limit. What is a… Read More

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What Factors Contribute to the Likelihood of a Suspect Failing a Florida Field Sobriety Test?

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Even when driving sober, being asked to perform a field sobriety test can be a scary experience for many motorists. Failing a field sobriety test can have many consequences. As a result, it may be best to refuse the test in certain circumstances. Our free guide, Ways to Possibly Avoid a DUI Charge or… Read More

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I Was Convicted of DUI in Gainesville. How Will It Impact My Car Insurance Policy?

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Following a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction in Florida, you will likely be placed into a higher risk pool for insurance purposes. This may mean that you will have to pay higher insurance premiums. For this reason, it is vital to consult with an experienced Florida DUI attorney immediately following a driving charge…. Read More

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I Am Facing My Third DUI in Florida – Will I Lose My License Permanently?

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A third offense DUI (driving under the influence) charge in Florida carries with it steep punishments. This could include the loss of your driver’s license for many years. The length of time in which you lose your license will vary depending on how close together the driving offenses occurred. Fortunately, acting responsibly during the… Read More

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What is DUI Extradition? Does It Apply in Florida?

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Extradition is the removal of a person (fugitive) from the state in which he is physically located (asylum state) to the state that requests him to face criminal charges or punishment (demanding state). Florida statute 941 allows the state to request extradition from anywhere in the Unites States. The process for extradition in Florida,… Read More

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What Are the Insurance Requirements Post-DUI and What is the Cost?

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This is an important question and one that can affect the 3 to 5 years of your life. In addition, it is another good reason to hire the best and most experienced DUI attorney in your county. Here is the information: Premiums. Whether we’re talking about a first (1st) or subsequent DUI (driving under… Read More

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Business Purpose Only (BPO) Driver’s Licenses: When Can I Apply For a BPO Hardship License?

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Florida permits application for a hardship, Business Purpose Only (BPO) license after a first-time DUI conviction. To qualify for a BPO license, an offender may be required to successfully complete “DUI School” or any other mandatory substance abuse evaluation(s). Generally, a first-time DUI offender must abstain from driving for 30 days, if the driver… Read More

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