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The Medical Marijuana Card – 3 Things You Must Know About Your License to Chill….

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Medical Marijuana is still the exception, not the rule in Florida.

So, it finally came, your brand new, shiny State issued ID that entitles you to purchase medical marijuana legally through a licensed dispensary.  And you’ve gone through the process of purchasing your new medicine….  So now what?  Do you have an unfettered license to chill whenever you see fit?  Not exactly.  Here are three things you must know about your new prescription…

  1. You may not smoke your prescription.  Cannabis dispensaries offer a variety of products, including THC oils, topical creams and actual cannabis flowers or “buds,” however, these flowers may not be smoked legally.  They may be consumed with the use of a vaporizer (medical delivery device), however, they must remain in the child proof container… Continue reading

Three Parts To Every DUI Case And What To Do To Defend Them

Being arrested for a DUI requires fast action and an aggressive defense. A DUI case is a multi-part case, and you have to pay attention to each part in order to get a satisfactory result. If you focus on only one of the moving parts of your case, you could end up without a license or spending time behind bars. Neither of those outcomes is appealing, and we know how to work your case to give you the best shot at avoiding an adverse result.

Three parts to every DUI case, and what you can do to defend each part of the case, includes the following:

  • The part of your case that takes place at the Courthouse is the criminal portion, the actual charge of DUI. This is where you will want to offer a defense to the charge of driving under the influence,… Continue reading

The Top Two DUI Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

We all make mistakes, and hopefully when we do there are remedial actions that can be taken to get back on track. But when the mistake is made during an arrest, the repercussions can be scary, so it is good to know how to handle yourself if you are put in this position. Take the instance of a DUI arrest as an example; it can be natural to try and talk your way out of the arrest and say you have not been drinking when you have, but that can only make things worse. The best thing to do is stay calm, but we know that is a tall order. Another good thing to do is know what mistakes are commonly made, so you can take steps to avoid making these mistakes.

The top two DUI mistakes most people make, and what you can do… Continue reading

The Top Three Things To Explore When Charged With DUI

Being arrested for DUI can leave you without a license, facing possible jail time, and with the requirement to pay hefty fines. If this happens to you, you will need to develop a solid defense, and this take the help of a qualified DUI defense attorney. This is true whether you are a first time offender, or have had prior cases. And, even though each case is made up of its set of particular facts, there are some things that need to be done in every instance of DUI arrest. This should be your starting point, and from there we will work on the specifics of your case for you.

The top three things to explore if you have been arrested and charged with DUI are:

  • Take a look at the traffic stop that lead to the arrest. If that stop was not valid, then… Continue reading

Three Things To Know About Limited Licenses With DUI’s

Being able to drive is a big deal, and is a necessary task for most all of us. Without a car or a license we lack the ability to go where we want, when we want. Having to find alternate forms of transportation can be hard, and can start to wear on you and those that you call on for rides regularly. So if you get pulled over and arrested for DUI, one of the most important parts of your case will be to try and save your driving rights. It can be done, but there are procedures to follow and some things you need to become familiar with before asking for a limited license.

Three things to know about a limited license when you get a DUI include these critical pieces of information:

Three Types Of Driver’s Licenses That Can Get You In Trouble

There is no greater thrill for a sixteen year old than taking the driver’s test, and passing! A driver’s license brings with a certain amount of freedom, and that is something all of us can crave. But if you have had too many tickets, been convicted of a DUI, or committed some other act that has caused the State to take away your right to drive, you have to be extra careful. Until it happens to you, you might not think you’d ever sit down behind the wheel of a car without a license, but it does happen.

Three types of driver’s licenses that can get you in trouble with the law are

  • A suspended license.
  • A revoked license.
  • An expired license.

Your license might get either suspended or revoked if you are charged with DUI or have accumulated too many… Continue reading

Three Factors That Could Influence A Boating And Drinking Case

Drinking and driving is not reserved only for driving a car. There can be cases where a defendant is arrested and charged with boating and driving. This is a common type of case in Florida, where there are plenty of spots to hit the water, so it is important to understand the charges. There are some similarities between a DUI and a BWI, but there are also some factors that are unique only to BWI that might help with your defense.

Some of the typical defense that are raised in DUI cases have to do with the breath test results, such as challenging the way the test was administered or showing that there was another substance in the driver’s system that gave off a false positive. A BWI has unique factors that might lead an officer to believe you have been boating and drinking, such… Continue reading

Three Common Mistakes DUI Defendants Make

Even though there are plenty of television shows and movies about the law, the reality is not as glamourous. There is no red carpet rolled out for attorneys when they show up to Court, and there is usually not a “smoking gun” of evidence. And just because Marisa Tomei was able to catch the prosecuting attorney off guard in My Cousin Vinny, times like these are few and far between in the real world. So it is not surprising to learn that when people are arrested and charged with a crime, they are not sure how to act or what to do next. Fortunately, there are attorneys who have experience defending certain types of crimes, and when you partner with one of these attorneys you can have a good shot at getting a good result in your case.

Three common mistakes DUI defendants tend… Continue reading

Five Tips For DUI Cases

When faced with a problem most of us like to have a plan of action to get the problem resolved. This may range from coming up with a budget in order to save for a vacation to keeping track of what we eat each day in order to lose weight. If you are trying to fix something around the house, you might look at some DIY videos and then try to make the repair on your own. Most times though, for these and other issues, turning to a professional is the best idea. If the situation you are facing is an arrest for DUI you need to know that this type of case involves possible jail time, payment of criminal fines, or loss of your driver’s license, call a skilled DUI and criminal defense attorney for help. And if you are interested in knowing a… Continue reading

Three Interesting Facts About How Breath Tests Work

Most DUI arrests are made after a driver “fails” a breath test. This means the driver has taken a breath test, and the results show more alcohol in their system that what the law allows. Florida’s threshold figure is 0.08%, so if you register a BAC over that amount you can be arrested and charged with DUI. Breath tests are scientific test, and thus subject to scientific scrutiny. There are also other challenges you can make to a test’s results, which may or may not require introduction of highly technical scientific evidence.

Here are three interesting facts about how a breath test works in a DUI case:

  • The officer has to observe you for a full 20 minutes before the test is administered. If this timeframe is not followed, the test results may not be valid. And if you are able to prove that… Continue reading
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