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Is the High Court Likely to Overturn State Drunk Driving Laws?

June 14, 2016 • DUI Defense

Close to a dozen states currently have laws on the books which make it a criminal act for people who are suspected of drunk driving to refuse to take a blood alcohol content (BAC) test.  Drivers face these criminal penalties when declining to submit to testing, even if police do not have a warrant. In effect, these laws give motorists a choice: exercise your Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unlawful search and seizure and face criminal penalties for doing so, or submit to a BAC test that could be a violation of your constitutional rights.

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Law Enforcement Gets More Drug-Related DUI Training

May 31, 2016 • DUI Defense

Drugged driving has increasingly become a concern for law enforcement officers throughout the state of Florida, especially as attitudes towards marijuana use have changed with more states legalizing cannabis for medicinal use and even legalizing pot for recreational use.

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DUI Charges: A Look at Sleep Medications

April 25, 2016 • DUI Defense

Sleep medications are commonly prescribed. Unfortunately, these medications can be dangerous if drivers take them and then get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.  Sleep meds can be a problem, particularly if motorists take drugs like Ambien, which has been shown to cause sleep driving according to the Washington Post.  Sleeping pills can also cause driving issues if the medication has not yet fully worn off before the driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle.

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Appealing DUI Convictions

April 13, 2016 • DUI Defense

If you are accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you want to do everything possible to avoid being convicted and facing penalties. A Tallahassee drunk driving lawyer can help you put together a legal defense strategy aimed at trying to avoid conviction or aimed at negotiating a favorable plea agreement so you will face the least penalties possible if you do not wish to fight the charges.

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