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How to get my license back after a DUI in Florida

If there is one consequence that people tend to underestimate following a Florida driving under the influence (DUI) charge, it is the mandatory license suspension. People take for granted that they will be able to live their lives as normal even when they don't have...

Can your DUI lead to a divorce?

Driving drunk is a major issue because it comes with the risk of causing a crash, but there are others that can also occur when a person is driving impaired. One of these is the chance of being charged with a DUI.  Many people don’t realize how far-reaching the...

What makes the police suspect a driver is intoxicated?

The police are not allowed to make random traffic stops and give out breath tests to see if drivers are intoxicated. They need to have a reason to stop the car prior to that point. There are a lot of different things that they look for to determine if a stop is...

Can you get a DUI without drinking?

You've always wanted to avoid getting a DUI, and it's been fairly easy for you. You usually only drink when you're at your house, and you set up drivers to get you home on the rare occasions when you drink somewhere else. For instance, maybe you use a ride-sharing...

Stay safe with sober driving this holiday season

As the winter holidays approach, excitement fills the air. Children anticipate the annual visit of Santa and families lock in plans for visits from loved ones they might not have seen recently.  Even the workplace is rocking a different vibe, with colorful decorations...

Police officers look for these signs of impairment 

The police cannot randomly stop your car and give you a breath test in most cases. They have to see you driving, determine a valid reason for the stop, and proceed from there.  Sometimes, they make the stop for a non-impairment issue. For instance, you may have been...

Can you get a DUI for driving hungover?

You know it isn’t safe to drive after you’ve been drinking, and you don’t want to take any chances with your life -- or anybody else’s safety. Your designated driver bailed, so you slept on your best friend’s couch instead of driving home last night. You may want to...

Is it possible to fight a DUI if you fail a chemical breath test?

Physical evidence has become the gold standard for modern criminal courts. Eyewitness testimony is not as reliable as people once believed, so police officers and prosecutors tend to favor evidence that is concrete and harder to challenge.  Thanks, in part, to the...

Did the officer initiate your DUI stop for a valid reason?

Contrary to popular belief, police officers can’t legally initiate a traffic stop unless they have a valid reason. There isn’t a very high standard for them to pull a vehicle over. They only need to have reasonable suspicion that there is something illegal or against...