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Category: DUI Defense

Tallahassee DUI Defense Attorney Discusses a Drug Testing Pilot Program

August 30, 2016 • DUI Defense

When police believe someone is driving under the influence of alcohol, law enforcement can ask the driver to take a breathalyzer. The ease of administering breathalyzer tests, coupled with the clear limits set regarding a legal blood alcohol content (BAC) can make it easier for police to arrest drunk drivers and easier for prosecutors to secure convictions. When it comes to drugged driving, on the other hand, things become more complicated.

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Prosecuting DUI Cases

August 25, 2016 • DUI Defense

When someone is convicted of driving while impaired or a related offense, the sentencing phase is very important.  Determining what penalty someone should face for impaired driving can be complicated, especially if the offense involved both DUI and an accident. Very often, despite their conviction, defendants deserve a minimal penalty so they can move forward and make a meaningful contribution to society. Most drunk driving defendants are people who didn't mean to commit a crime and are otherwise good citizens for which a harsh prison sentence would not be helpful. Read More

DUI Issues and Immigration

July 28, 2016 • DUI Defense

When you are trying to immigrate to the United States, a criminal charge can have a detrimental impact on your immigration efforts. Even green card holders can sometimes face serious immigration consequences from criminal charges, up to and including deportation.  A crime on your record can prevent you from being able to get a green card and could stop you from traveling back into the United States if you went abroad.

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Court Rules on Warrantless BAC Tests

July 21, 2016 • DUI Defense

In a drunk driving case, a prosecutor has to show that a driver was impaired by drugs, alcohol or a combination of the two. Unless the prosecutor can prove intoxication beyond a reasonable doubt, a DUI defendant should be acquitted. That said, in an effort to try to ensure that prosecutors have the evidence they need, the police attempt to obtain a measurement of a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Blood tests, breathalyzer tests, and urine tests can all be used to measure alcohol (and sometimes drugs) in a person's system.

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