201311.29
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Beat Your DUI Case! Is Diversion an Option?

Most people who get arrested for DUI or DWI don’t know that they can beat their case by going through a DUI / DWI diversion program.  For example, had the L.A. Lakerkers Lamar Odoms, Brooklyn Nets Jason Kidd and Dallas Mavericks Devin Ebanks been arrested in Miami, Palm Beach or in the Florida Keys they could have…

201311.15
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Traffic Fatalities Up in 2012. Alcohol Not to Blame

After six consecutive years of declining fatalities on our nation’s highways, the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012. The nation lost 33,561 people in crashes on roadways during 2012, compared to 32,479 in 2011.Over the last two years most fatal motor vehicle accidents have…

201309.27
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Changes to Florida Evidence Code Affects Expert Testimony in DUI Cases

As of July 1, 2013, Florida law changed regarding the admissibility of expert testimony.  Prior to the law change, Florida was one of eight states following the old Frye standard.  Frye focused on whether the underlying scientific principles were sufficiently established and whether they had gained general acceptance in the scientific community.Florida’s new law is found in section 90.702 which was amended…

201309.25
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San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith Busted for DUI, Again

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested for DUI early this past Friday following a single-car accident in San Jose.  The arrest was Smith’s second DUI arrest.  In 2012, Smith was arrested following a nite of too much partying on Miami Beach.In that case, Smith entered the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s DUI Diversion program, Back on…

201306.25
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Uses Social Media Tools to Build Relationships With Potential Clients

Fort Lauderdale-based criminal defense attorney Robert D. Malove is the latest professional to turn to online video as a way to connect with clients. Though he has previously used YouTube as a marketing platform, his recently launched question-and-answer videos represent a fresh approach to the formula.Social media and online resources like YouTube have revolutionized countless…

201305.20
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NTSB Plan to Lower BAC Legal Limit

On May 14, the National Transportation Safety Board  recommended that the states reduce the legal limit for blood-alcohol concentration in DUI cases by more than a third, from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. The NTSB voted for a number of other recommendations, including a requirement that anyone convicted of driving drunk be required to install an…

201305.09
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New Research Shows Diet Drinks With Alcohol Can Raise BAC

The presence of food in the stomach as compared with when alcohol is consumed alone can be so important that reductions in peak BrAC have been reported to be as much as 20 to 57%. Now a limited research conducted at Northern Kentucky University suggests that alcohol consumed with diet soft drink results in higher breath alcohol concentrations (BrACs) as compared to the same amount…

201304.06
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FDLE DUI Breath Alcohol Testing Director Resigns

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl. (April 6)  —  A scathing report that Florida Department of Law Enforcement manager Laura Barfield used her state-issued car to carry on an affair and charged thousands in personal expenses to her state credit card has led to her resignation.Barfield was the head of Florida’s alcohol-testing program and an expert witness in…