The law is a highly complex and intricate subject matter, with many different exceptions, rules and considerations. While this can sometimes seem inconvenient, it is actually that way for a reason. Laws regulate lives and life isn’t always straightforward. There are exceptions for most rules. Such a protocol exists in order to protect the […]
Should you be pulled over for a DUI (driving under the influence) then it is important to know your rights and to act in a way that will ensure the best possible outcome for you.
When you are stopped because an officer believes that you may be driving drunk, you may be asked to exit […]
In November 2016, like many other states before, Florida made medical marijuana legal. Florida law allows for the use of medical marijuana, and the Department of Health is drafting guidelines to create a regulatory system for it. In addition to this broad, sweeping change, many cities have recently decriminalized any amount up to 20 […]
If you’ve been arrested on DUI charges recently, you may have considered asking a Miami Criminal Lawyer any number of questions. One of these might be, “When is driving under the influence a felony?” If your circumstances have involved any one of the following, it’s an important question:
You have prior convictions of DUI […]
In the city of Miami – and the entire state of Florida – there are limits to the amount of alcohol you can consume before driving a vehicle. The legal blood-alcohol content, or BAC, is under .08%. If your BAC is .08% or above that limit, you are considered legally impaired and will face […]
Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter for any driver. It can lead to serious consequences, including hefty penalties, suspension or loss of license and even jail time.
While this charge is serious for all drivers, for professional drivers, the price of a DUI is particularly problematic. The trucks, semis, […]
There is nothing more sobering than seeing red and blue lights flashing behind you and hearing sirens while you are driving down the road. It’s even more sobering when you have consumed alcohol.
In all 50 states, including Florida, the legal blood alcohol limit is .08; however, even if you blow below that legal limit, […]
If you’re driving in Miami, a policeman can stop you if he or she suspects you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is standard procedure in every state. Let’s look at the particulars of Miami’s DUI laws, though; as DUI laws vary state by state.
A normal DUI investigation entails a […]
Florida Police Usually Need a Search Warrant to Draw Your Blood for a DUI, But There Are Exceptions to the Rule
When a driver has a serious accident, the officer sometimes can’t perform a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test. Even if the suspect allows them to test him, it is difficult for the police officer to perform the tests. The person is often in no condition to undergo a test, maybe because of injuries […]
Let’s say someone is trying to make their way home after a party where they had too much to drink. They may be well aware they are too intoxicated to drive and do not intend to start the car. They simply want to get in the car and turn on the heater or the […]
If you found yourself in the middle of a situation where you had a little too much to drink and got pulled over by the police, who tested you at over the limit, you are probably facing a DUI and that means you need a Miami DUI lawyer. But before you start searching Google […]
Florida’s zero-tolerance approach to DUI makes it a charge that can have serious consequences; even a first-time offense can carry a fine of up to $1,200.00, 6 months of jail-time and license suspension of 12 months.
These strict penalties mean that drivers should be tactful when stopped by police. Becoming agitated will only worsen the […]
DUI’s below the legal drinking age of 21 can have serious if not life-changing consequences for the person accused.
This is due to Florida’s Zero Tolerance policy which puts the legal blood alcohol level at 0.02% for under-aged drinkers caught behind the wheel.
It’s therefore vital to contact a Miami DUI lawyer as soon as possible, […]