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… Continue reading
A DUI is a serious matter with serious consequences. You can lose your driver’s license, go to jail, and pay hefty fines. The loss of your driver’s license is automatic upon arrest, but can be fought. In most cases, especially first time offender cases, you can obtain a limited license and allowed to drive for limited purposes. But to get that type of license you have to act fast, because there is a short time period for asking for a limited license and if you miss it, you miss out on the opportunity. There are other things you will need to do if you are arrested for DUI, and doing these things can set the stage for a successful case.
Four things to do if you are arrested for DUI include the following:
- Stay calm, which will help you to think things through before… Continue reading
Being pulled over and charged with DUI is no fun. But even when you have made the best of plans for a safe ride home, things happen and you might get pulled over after having a few drinks. Everyone reacts differently in this situation, and the way you respond might impact your case down the road, but the blueprint of how the case proceeds is typically the same for all cases. Of course there are always cases with extraordinary circumstances, but by and large every DUI case takes the same path. And, knowing what that path is can help you to prepare an effective defense and maybe even save your right to drive.
Five steps to every DUI case include:
- A traffic stop and an arrest. At the time of the traffic stop; which can be for any good reason such as speeding, running a… Continue reading
The moment Donald Trump took office he began signing Executive Orders. This type of action seemed shocking to most of the nation (but perhaps not unexpected) in that many of the orders appear to revoke important rights. One of the most hotly debated Orders is the one regarding immigration and the acceptance of refugees into the United States. Trump has long said he will take steps to keep the country’s borders safe, and along with his proposal to build a wall along the Mexican border, attempting to keep refugees out of the country appear to be how he plans to achieve this goal. But not everyone agrees with his tactics, and the flurry of pen marks put to Executive Orders in the first few days of Trump’s Presidency has caused not only uproar, but a lot of confusion.
If you are wondering what type… Continue reading
Being arrested for DUI is scary, and most people don’t know where to turn for help after the arrest. There is a lot of information out there available, but not all of it is reliable. And, when you are dealing with your freedoms and your right to drive, getting accurate advice is a must. In order to put your mind at ease, allow us to explain some of the more popular myths out there about what happens if you get a DUI.
Three DUI myths to watch out for include:
- Believing you will not be able to drive again: while it is true that your license is taken when you are arrested for DUI, you do have the chance to ask for it back or for a limited license. The key here is to act fast and make your request within ten days… Continue reading
Every DUI case involves the criminal charges of driving under the influence, and the loss of your driver’s license. This two part type of case is different from most criminal matters, and deserves specialized attention in order to get a good result. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI before, it should come as no surprise that with each new case against you, your defense has to be stronger and more focused on what matters most. For the majority of DUI defendants, the two most important things are to stay out of jail and to stay on the road. Experience counts when you are facing any type of case, but with a subsequent DUI it is wise to seek counsel that concentrates their efforts in this type of case. With the help of a seasoned DUI defense attorney, you can have a good… Continue reading
If you are arrested for DUI you need to act fast to preserve your right to drive and to minimize the impact the criminal case has on your life. This includes calling a skilled DUI defense attorney for help right away; because the clock starts ticking the minute you are given a DUI ticket. While every case is unique, there are some things that every DUI defendant should do as their first few steps, these are explained below.
Five of the most frequently asked questions about DUI cases, and what you need to know now include:
- Will I lose my license? When you are arrested for DUI your driver’s license is taken, and you are given a paper license to use temporarily…very temporarily. In order to have your driving privileges reinstated in full or in part, you have to make a written request for administrative… Continue reading
It is not hard to get information in today’s cyber world. A well worded search online will quickly lead you to story after story about whatever topic you are researching, and the information you find can be helpful. But before you rely on a magazine article or newspaper report, it can be beneficial to confirm your findings with a professional. This is especially true if you are looking for tips on what happens if you are involved in a legal proceeding. While the law does allow you to represent yourself, there are a lot of pitfalls to taking this approach. Nearly every type of legal case has a certain process that must be followed, and if you are unaware of the local rules and procedures you can end up hurting your case more than you are helping yourself.
With a DUI case, it is likely… Continue reading
If you have ever been arrested, you know what it takes to get out of jail. The process can be long and tedious, and it can also be costly. Many times, bail is too much for the ordinary person to stomach paying, or the funds are just simply not available. When bail is set, you have the option of going to a bondsman for help, and that will cut down on the amount it costs to get you out of jail. But if that does not work, you might have to take other action.
The number one way to get out of jail is of course to post bond, but what can you do if you are not able to come up with the money to pay your way out from behind bars? Here are some things to think about:
- You can ask… Continue reading
If you have ever been driving over the speed limit, and had a police cruiser pull up behind you, your first instinct is to tap the brakes to slow your speed. If you are successful, you might avoid being pulled over and being written a speeding ticket. But, if not, you run the risk of receiving a citation if the officer decides to have you pull to the side of the road. If you have been drinking, things can quickly escalate, and you can be arrested and charged with DUI. Neither of these seem like fun, and both can cost you your time and money.
But unlike a routine traffic stop, a DUI requires something more than being paced by a police officer, or having a radar read out of your speed. In order to be charged with DUI during a traffic stop… Continue reading