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Is Drunk Driving a Felony in Florida?

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that impaired driving, defined as driving under the influence of alcohol, legal prescription medication, and/or illegal drugs, is responsible for about 30% of all motor vehicle fatalities in...

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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Florida?

No matter where you get in trouble for driving under the influence, a DUI is a significant offense. This is especially true in Florida, where the courts take DUI laws seriously. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop some people from driving while drunk and hurting people....

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A Florida DUI stays with you in life

If a Florida police officer flashes lights to pull you over in traffic, your heart might start to beat a little faster. Perhaps you’re worried about getting points on your license for speeding because you’ve already had a ticket or two. If an officer approaches your...

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A guilty plea won’t necessarily resolve DUI issues

If you’ve ever been pulled over by a Florida police officer in a traffic stop, you know how disconcerting and stressful such situations can be. Perhaps you forgot to put a new bulb in your headlight or the officer claims to have recorded your speed above the posted...

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What happens when drivers accept plea deals for DUI?

A DUI in Tampa, Florida, is a serious charge in that comes with stiff penalties, such as fines and jail time. A prosecutor may approach the driver and ask if they would rather take a plea deal. It helps to understand what happens when making a plea deal. Basics of DUI...

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What To Expect In Court For A First DUI Charge

You just got your first DUI. It’s a scary prospect, especially if you’ve had a clean driving and criminal record. In 2014, there were about 1.5 million arrested for driving under the influence in the U.S. You may have done nothing wrong your entire life, but this one...

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