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Archive by Year: 2016 - Page 3

DUI Defense: Auto-Brewery Syndrome

March 21, 2016 • DUI Defense

Defendants who are accused of driving while impaired should work with a Valdosta DUI lawyer to explore all possible options for defending against charges.  There are often affirmative defenses which can be raised or ways to undermine prosecutorial evidence to introduce reasonable doubt and avoid conviction.  Each DUI defense should be tailored to the specifics of the case, as well as the evidence available against the defendant.

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DUI Cases: Protecting Your Rights Under the Constitution

March 7, 2016 • DUI Defense

The Constitution is supposed to protect defendants who have been accused of violating the law. When you are charged with a crime, you face the loss of rights and privileges and potentially the loss of freedom. You should not be deprived of your rights or liberty without due process of the law and a fair trial.

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DUIs and Your Commercial License: What You Need to Know

February 29, 2016 • DUI Defense

In Florida, commercial drivers must not operate their trucks or other commercial vehicles if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 or higher.  Florida Statute 322.61 makes it clear that any commercial driver with a BAC of .04 can face a one-year loss of his or her commercial license. Under the same statute, a one-year suspension of a commercial driver's license (CDL) can also result from a refusal to consent to a test designed to assess the amount of alcohol or drugs in a driver's body.  Commercial drivers impaired by any combination of alcohol and drugs also face this same suspension.

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NTSB Proposes Lower Limits for Drunk Driving

February 22, 2016 • DUI Defense

Many alleged drunk drivers who were caught with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that was right at the legal limit of .08 percent face criminal charges. A BAC of .08 percent is considered DUI per se, which means the BAC level alone is sufficient to prove a driver is too impaired to operate a vehicle. A prosecutor doesn't even have to prove actual impairment or that the alcohol consumption affected driving abilities.  The prosecutor just has to show a defendant had a .08 or higher BAC.

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How Social Media Can Be Used Against You in a DUI Case

January 29, 2016 • DUI Defense

Recently, law enforcement officers in Florida received multiple phone calls alerting them to the fact someone was driving drunk on local roads. The calls were very unusual because the concerned callers weren't other motorists. Instead, USA Today reports people were calling and indicating a woman was live streaming herself driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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