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What are the consequences of commercial drunk driving?

Drunk driving cases are common in Orlando, Florida. Drivers who have consumed a little or a lot of alcohol can be charged with drunk driving, if they get pulled over and the officer believes that the driver is intoxicated. A series of sobriety and blood-alcohol level tests may ensue to confirm police suspicions. Readers should …

How to challenge drunk driving charges in Florida

Drunk driving is illegal everywhere in Florida; as a result, Central Florida residents understand that there are consequences if they get arrested for driving drunk. As DUI is a common cause of traffic accidents across the country, state lawmakers have created tough drunk driving laws to curb similar accidents. Drivers can only be pulled over …

Florida legislator in hot water after DUI charge

Drunk driving charges come with serious consequences. A DUI charge can result in a hefty fine, suspended driving privileges and possible incarceration. However, the damage of a drunk driving charge goes beyond such penalties. A conviction can tarnish a suspect’s personal and professional reputation. Such a consequence has severe implications for a Florida resident who is on …

Florida woman in three-vehicle crash suspected of drunk driving

Criminal charges involving drinking and driving can result in severe consequences for an Orlando, Florida, resident. The person faces the possibility of paying an expensive fine, a jail term and a driver’s license suspension. There is also the chance of being ordered to install an ignition interlock device. More than this, the consequences to the …

Man charged with DUI manslaughter, property damage

A man was arrested at Orlando Regional Medical Center after police say he caused multiple crashes in the area, one which was fatal. The man is accused by police of rear-ending a car, which then hit another vehicle. They say he then took off and crashed into two more vehicles about a mile away. One …

Will Law Enforcement Soon Use Breath Tests for Drug Use?

Breath test devices are notoriously unreliable. They are consistently challenged in court cases involving individuals suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). Even so, American law enforcement officials may soon embrace a newly created breath device that allegedly detects a dozen different kinds of controlled substance use. If so, breath test challenges could soon become …

BAC on Its Way to .05 to be Over Legal Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board in Washington has taken a new look at the DUI limits, and made a recommendation to the states that the BAC limit be lowered to .05. Since 2009, the legal limit has been .08, which legally determined the sobriety level for someone driving a vehicle. Law enforcement arrests those driving at …

The Status of Questionable Breathalyzer Results

The Florida Supreme Court is preparing to vote on a case that could change the way drunk drivers are prosecuted in the state. Three offenders who were charged with DUI after they submitted to breathalyzer tests are questioning the software used in their arrests. The only breath-alcohol-testing machines permitted for use in Florida are made …

DUI Breath Testing Challenge Rescheduled For February 5th

The Florida Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments this week over a challenge to the breathalyzer used to test for alcohol levels of three defendants. The trial judge had originally ruled that the manufacturer of the breathalyzers had to turn over the software used in the machine, so the defendants could to examine it …

FDLE Not 100% Sure Its Own DUI Breath Tests Are Valid

If you’ve been pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida, you were probably given at least one field sobriety test and a breathalyzer was likely used to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The legal limit in Florida is 0.08; blowing at or above this number means a ride to …

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