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  • Medical Conditions Resembling Drunk Behavior Thousands of people have been pulled over for DUI suspicion in Fort Lauderdale and arrested for drunk driving. However, not everyone who appears to be intoxicated actually is. There are several types of medical conditions that may affect a person’s ability to drive and could mimic drunkenness when pulled over for suspicion of DUI.If you...
  • License Suspension | Charged with Drunk Driving | DUI Penalties The strict laws in Florida make it mandatory that those charged with drunk driving face a driver’s license suspension but may obtain a hardship license. New law changes effective July 1, 2013 have modified these rules, though. The New Florida DUI License Suspension Rules Now, drivers will have an unrestricted 10-day license after their arrests....
  • Fort Lauderdale DUI Convictions The penalty for a DUI varies according to the severity of the crime and other circumstances, such as the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level and whether the driver was a repeat offender. Apart from paying a fine, having his or her license suspended, and/or having to go through a mandatory training program, for a...
  • Convicted of DUI | Drunk Driving Consequences | DUI & Employment If convicted of DUI, the consequences can be significant. Not only is there the prospect of having to pay fines, perform community service, jail time and other punishments, but it may impact the driver’s job as well. Depending on the type of work, some may lose their job or it may negatively affect future employment....
  • DUI Checkpoints | DUI Arrest | Drunk Driving Charges Fort Lauderdale DUI checkpoints are areas specifically set up to catch drunk drivers. Unlike a typical traffic stop that arises out of knowledge or reasonable suspicion of a violation, law enforcement has the right to stop vehicles at a checkpoint in a particular sequence, in other words, stopping every other vehicle. There may be circumstances in which...
  • Have You Been Arrested for DUI Miami? You May Be Able to Beat the Case Miami’s Back on Track DUI Diversion Program If you have been arrested in Miami for DUI, you may be eligible take advantage of Dade County’s Back on Track DUI Diversion Program. Upon completion of the Dade County Back on Track DUI Diversion Program, the DUI will be amended to Reckless Driving, a second degree misdemeanor. You...
  • Illegal BAC Limits in Florida The number of drinks it takes to reach Florida’s illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits varies for people because of a number of factors. However, there are certain organizations that discourage drinking and driving, including several states’ Department of Transportation, that have created tables to help estimate the number of drink it takes to reach ...
  • Hardship Licenses in Fort Lauderdale If convicted of DUI, petitioning for a hardship license (business purposes or employment purposes) may be possible despite losing a driver’s license for a minimum of 180 days.Getting a license reinstated for business purposes restricts one to driving: to a place of employment; to locations for educational purposes; to church; and for medical needs. The...
  • Florida Field Sobriety Exercises Roadside field sobriety tests (“FSTs”) are commonly used by police officers in DUI investigations to determine whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol. Typically, they consist of a battery of 3-5 excercises, such as walk-and turn, one-leg stand, “nystagmus” (“follow the pencil with your eyes”), finger-to-nose, alphabet recitation, “Rohmberg” (eyes-closed-position-of-attention), etc. The officer...
  • Obtaining a Bond to Get Out of Jail in Fort Lauderdale Following a DUI arrest, bonding out of jail allows the suspected drunk driver to leave jail while awaiting a court date. Initially, those suspected of a DUI will be taken to jail and may be given a chemical test to determine their Blood Alcohol Contents. If it is confirmed they were driving with a BAC...
  • Florida DUI Laws * Disclaimer: This summary was prepared by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and should be used as a reference only. Interested parties should refer to the full text of the law before drawing legal conclusions.DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages, Chemical Substances or Controlled Substances). § 316.193, F.S.Under Florida law, DUI is one...
  • DUI Penalties in Florida Severity of DUI penalties in Florida depend on the number of previous convictions the individual has had, as well as several other extenuating factors pertaining to the incident such as any injuries or property damage in an accident caused by the drunk driver. Those facing DUI charges can seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale DUI...