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Archive by Year: 2015 - Page 2

Avoiding DUI Mistakes

October 5, 2015 • DUI Defense

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, the outcome of your case is going to have a big impact on your future. If you end up getting convicted, you may have to spend time in jail and you will definitely have to spend time without a driver’s license. There are fines to pay, and your car insurance is going to be much more expensive for the foreseeable future. With such serious consequences, you need to do everything you can to avoid making mistakes that increase the chances of conviction.

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BAC Tests and Implied Consent

September 21, 2015 • DUI Defense

In the state of Florida, a law enforcement officer may stop your vehicle if you commit a moving violation or if the officer believes that you are driving under the influence of alcohol. Once an officer has pulled you over, you may be asked to submit to a test of your blood alcohol content (BAC). If you are asked to do this and you refuse, you could be charged with a crime. The reason that you’d face criminal charges is because of Florida’s implied consent laws. 

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Mistakes in BAC Testing

August 28, 2015 • DUI Defense

A motorist pulled over on suspicion of impaired driving is subject to a test of his blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Implied consent laws require motorists to submit to testing of the alcohol levels in their body if law enforcement has reasonable cause to suspect intoxication. A BAC over the legal limit of .08 is typically used as evidence in criminal drunk driving prosecutions to prove the defendant is in violation of the law. 

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Ignition Interlock Devices and Your Drunk Driving Case

August 14, 2015 • DUI Defense

In Georgia, an ignition interlock device must be installed after a conviction for a second drunk driving offense within five years of a prior conviction. Section 42-8-111 of the Georgia Code mandates the use of an ignition interlock device for a period of at least six-months. If you are convicted of a second DUI, you must install and maintain this device in each motor vehicle registered in your name and you are not permitted to drive any vehicle that does not have an IID installed. 

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