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DUI Blood, Breath, and Urine Tests Can Be Inaccurate

In Florida, it is illegal under statutory law to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the point where one's normal faculties are impaired.You could be charged with a DUI — the penalties of which can be severe — in the event that law enforcement identifies you as having been driving while impaired and under the influence of alcohol...
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Drunk Driving Accident with Baby on Board? Your Options after a DUI Crash that Injures Your Child

Intoxicated drivers make for dangerous road partners—a drunk driver is more than likely too impaired to make the right choices while behind the wheel, and typically struggles with speeding, erratic driving, and an inability to stop or slow down the car in time to prevent a collision. In the event of a collision that involves a child, the crash has ...
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Are You Required to Take a Breath Test in North Carolina?

When you get pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired (DWI) in North Carolina, the arresting officer will likely ask you to submit to a test of your blood alcohol content (BAC). In North Carolina, the BAC limit for drivers over the age of 21 is 0.08 percent; and, if your test results reveal that you were over the legal limit ...
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Effect of Prior Convictions on Your Criminal Case

In Florida — as in all other states — prosecutors tend to aggressively pursue litigation using every tool at their disposal. For example, it’s a common strategy for prosecutors to slap on as many related charges as they can in order to drive up the risk of litigating your case (as conviction could lead to a significant sentence) so that you feel pressured to accept a plea bargain. Given the aggression typical of prosecutorial strategy, most criminal defendants feel (at the very least) a touch of anxiety at the prospect of having to litigate their case. This anxiety can be especially potent if the defendant has a prior criminal conviction, but the fundamental question is whether the anxiety is reasonable, given the circumstances — to what degree will evidence of a defendant’s criminal past actually affect their present criminal case? These are complicated questions that demand a breakdown of the basics,...
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The Ins And Outs Of A DUI Charge

The Ins And Outs Of A DUI Charge
Alcohol is noted for its ability to help the user feel more excited, sociable and spontaneous. Whether they want to unwind and relax after a long day at work or to simply put a new perspective on life, many people are relieved when they can finally grab that can of beer and relax while watching the latest cricket match on TV. However, if the same person decides to down a few beers and then get behind the steering wheel, he or she should think again.  Drunken drivers , who very seldom realize that they are actually drunk, can severely endanger their own lives and the lives of others. If the person doesn't actually have an accident, he or she can bring lasting harm to future career paths.     The Repercussions of a DUI  Charge Suppose you have a job or are looking for employment. You find a newly available position...
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DWI and Teens

Driving while intoxicated leads to thousands of deaths each year and may be the number one preventable cause of loss of life. Let us consider some of the facts about drunk driving in this blog. *Annually there is an average of 40,000 highway deaths each year. Forty percent of these are attributable to drunk drivers. That means anywhere from 16,000 to 18,000 lives could possibly be saved if inebriated persons made the choice to find another way to their destination other than getting behind the wheel of their car when drunk. *The latest ‘catch-phrase’ is ‘buzzed-driving’ and it’s more than just the subject for some fifteen second public service announcements. You see in many states a person is considered legally intoxicated when their blood alcohol content level registers 0.08 but there are certainly similar behaviors that occur when a person’s BAC is 0.05 (or lower), 0.06, and 0.07. These include diminished...
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