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Three Hidden Defenses In Port St. Lucie DUI Cases

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More often than not, intoxication is basically the only issue in a driving under the influence case. Prosecutors must establish intoxication beyond a reasonable doubt. They either use circumstantial evidence from the field sobriety tests or direct evidence from chemical tests to meet this burden. However, to obtain convictions under the DUI law, prosecutors… Read More »

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DUI Checkpoints In Port St. Lucie: A Primer

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Springtime is often associated with budding flowers, seasonal allergies, blossoming romance, and an uptick in criminal cases thanks to DUI roadblocks. That’s because St. Patrick’s Day and Memorial Day, two holidays commonly associated with drinking and driving, happen during this time of year. As a general rule, Florida law enforcement agencies love roadblocks, and… Read More »

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Why The DUI License Suspension Process Matters To You

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When Florida police officers stop drivers on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, a drivers’ license suspension is almost inevitable. The only way to avoid this outcome is to provide a chemical sample that shows a BAC below the legal limit, and that almost never happens. There is an inevitability to the license suspension… Read More »

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What To Do About ALR Suspensions

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The state of Florida almost always pursues Administrative License Suspension proceedings against individuals who are arrested for DUI. These suspensions are valid even if the defendant is acquitted of the DUI charge or prosecutors voluntarily dismiss the case due to a lack of evidence. Although these cases are not easy to win, aggressive representation… Read More »

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Pre-Conviction Driver’s License Suspension In DUI Cases

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In most criminal courts, the conviction rate for DUI test cases is almost twice as high as the rate in non-test cases, so the laws are tailored to essentially coerce drivers into providing breath or blood BAC samples. In a recent case, the United States Supreme Court essentially upheld Florida’s stringent laws in this… Read More »

FSC To Review Refusal To Submit Law

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As the national debate over the use and admissibility of DUI evidence continues, the Florida Supreme Court will decide if it is a crime to refuse to take a Breathalyzer test. Under current law, a second or subsequent refusal to provide a chemical sample results in an 18-month driver’s license suspension and a first… Read More »

How To Stay On The Road

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Losing a driver’s license is often one of the most crippling punishments in a DUI case; in many cases, this loss may be worse than the probation or its conditions, like community service. Fortunately, and contrary to popular myth, license suspension is not necessarily a part of every criminal prosecution. It is always a… Read More »

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