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Some Basic Points About DUI Roadblocks

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Police departments in the Treasure Coast love DUI checkpoints. If they could afford the officer overtime and physical requirements, they would probably run checkpoints every weekend. But because of these costs, roadblocks usually only appear during holidays associated with drinking and driving, such as July Fourth and New Year’s Eve. These checkpoints give police… Read More »

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Countering The Field Sobriety Tests In A Florida DUI

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Like most other states, Florida has a per se driving under the influence law. Defendants who agree to provide chemical samples of breath or blood and have BACs above .08 are guilty almost as a matter of law. But in about 40 percent of these cases, Florida defendants refuse to provide such a sample…. Read More »

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What You Need To Know About DUI Roadblocks In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

New Year’s Eve is associated with drinking and driving in the minds of many people. So, during this period and other similar holidays, like Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, Florida law enforcement agencies often roll out DUI checkpoints, hoping to catch drunk drivers in a police dragnet. Mostly because these roadblocks are… Read More »

Circumstantial Evidence In DUI Cases

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Blood alcohol content tests, which are nearly always Breathalyzer tests, have acquired added significance over the past decade because Florida, like most other states, enacted a per se DUI law that defines intoxication as a .08 or above BAC. Nevertheless, about twenty percent of drivers still refuse to take a BAC test, and in… Read More »

What Makes DUI Checkpoints Legal?

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Despite lingering questions about their cost and constitutionality, DUI checkpoints are a permanent weapon in law enforcement’s arsenal. Research indicates that these devices lower alcohol-related car crash fatalities by as much as 20 percent. At the same time, although DUI checkpoints are not universally acclaimed, they do enjoy broad public support. Over 70 percent… Read More »

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