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Should I Take A Breath Test In Port St. Lucie?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida has one of the highest refusal rates in the nation. As many as 40 percent of drivers in the Sunshine State refuse to take chemical tests when they are arrested for DUI. There is a very legitimate debate, even among DUI defense attorneys, as to whether refusal is a good thing or a… Read More »

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Special Issues In DUI Holiday Stops

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Over the recently completed Labor Day Weekend, peace officers throughout the Sunshine State stepped up their anti-DUI enforcement, as despite higher gas prices due to Hurricane Harvey, roughly a million residents traveled more than 50 miles from home, and about 90 percent of them drove to and from their destinations. Publishing heiress Patty Hearst,… Read More »

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LEP Woman Arrested For DUI

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested a Port St. Lucie woman with limited English proficiency for DUI after she allegedly failed field sobriety tests and admitted to drinking. Although the woman, who was Russian, told the officer almost immediately that she spoke little English, the officer proceeded with the stop by using a translation app…. Read More »

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In The Bleak Midwinter

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From mid-December until New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol will be cracking down on suspected drunk drivers. A news release stated that “all uniformed FHP personnel,” including non-patrol officers and administrative workers, will patrol area streets and highways as part of the statewide “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” campaign. FHP director Col…. Read More »

High Court Rules On DUI Evidence

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The Supreme Court of the United States approved measures like Florida’s Refusal to Submit law while issuing more defendant-friendly orders in other areas. Facts and Procedural History Most states, including Florida, are “implied consent” states, which means that drivers agreed to provide either breath or blood BAC samples when they received their driver’s licenses…. 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 »

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