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Marijuana Reclassification Moves Forward

As a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana charges carry harsh legal consequences both federally and in Florida. However, that could potentially change in the future. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is set to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, marking a historic shift in American drug policy. Marijuana reclassification signifies a change with...

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Technology To Stop Drunk Drivers Could Be Standard in New Cars

A proposed rule could have a major impact on the roads. In Florida and across the nation, drunk driving is considered a very serious offense. Alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to make quick decisions, coordinate movements, and react appropriately in traffic, thus significantly increasing the risk of collisions. In Polk County, drivers convicted on DUI...

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Are Field Sobriety Tests Mandatory in Florida?

In short, no — but you could still be charged with DUI. Law enforcement officers in Florida use different types of evidence in DUI cases. These include field sobriety tests (FSTs), which are designed to assess balance, coordination, eye tracking, and ability to follow instructions – all of which can be impaired by alcohol and...

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What is Domestic Violence Battery in Florida?

Being convicted of DV can have lasting consequences. Domestic violence battery is a serious offense with specific legal definitions and consequences. Florida law defines it as any intentional and unwanted touching or striking of another person or intentionally causing bodily harm when the victim is a “family or household member.” This definition is broad and...

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Can You Lose Your Job If You Get a DUI in Florida?

A defense attorney breaks down the consequences of DUI. Drunk driving is a serious offense in Florida, and the legal consequences can also be serious. These can include license suspension, vehicle impoundment, substantial fines, alcohol education classes, community service, the use of an ignition interlock device, probation, and even jail time. But there can also...

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Can You Be Charged With DUI For ‘Odor of Alcohol On Breath’?

A DUI attorney can help you build a strong defense In Florida, as in many other states, driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that can have potentially severe consequences. DUI charges are commonly associated with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels exceeding the legal limit and field sobriety test failures or breathalyzer results....

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Proposed Marijuana Law Raises Concerns About Impaired Driving

A Florida criminal defense lawyer examines the issue Recreational marijuana is currently illegal in Florida, but a proposed 2024 ballot question could change that. While the proposal is still being debated, both proponents and opponents of legalization share a common concern. What impact will legalizing marijuana have on Florida roads? Impaired driving due to marijuana...

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