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DUI defense important for man facing manslaughter charge

Anyone who has ever been charged for driving under intoxication knows all too well how life-changing it can be. This sort of criminal accusation carries significant potential punishment, including hefty fines, jail time, license suspension and more. That's why it's important for those accused to have a thorough DUI defense strategy in place. One Florida man will likely have that need due to his recent court appearance in conjunction with his arrest for the death of a bicyclist earlier this year.

Woman charged with 4th DUI must focus on criminal defense

Many people do not realize how significant an arrest for a DUI may be. They might assume that they'll have to pay more for insurance or receive a temporary suspension on their license, but the penalties can be much greater than that. Further, a person with a DUI conviction on his or her record may suffer long term effects, even after serving jail time or paying a fine. The person could have difficultly obtaining or maintaining employment, not to mention the damage to the person's reputation. One Florida woman may be focused on preparing a criminal defense, as police say she was recently arrested for her fourth DUI.

County police announce new DUI task squad

Alcohol is a part of the adult lives of many people. Some use it in conjunction with social events and others as a way to unwind from day-to-day stress. Though most people consume alcohol with no ill intentions, they can face potentially serious consequences if they are pulled over for a DUI. One county in Florida has created a new task force specifically looking for intoxicated drivers. Anyone who is charged as a result of the extra efforts of the DUI squad may need a comprehensive criminal defense.

Man charged with drunk driving after fatal accident

A car crash is always an upsetting event. If the accident involves the use of drugs or alcohol, it only complicates the tragedy. This is the case, police say, in a recent accident that killed one young Florida woman and injured another. Drunk driving is being blamed for the incident.

Nation's strictest drunk driving law may have far reaching effect

Florida drivers likely know that consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car could impair their driving ability. Some are comfortable consuming a certain level of alcohol that they believe will not raise their blood alcohol content above the state's percentage limit of .08. However, this could change soon as several states are exploring lowering that legal limit in the hopes of preventing drunk driving incidents.

Man arrested for drunk driving in Publix parking lot

Florida officers reported that they were called to an unusual scene. Witnesses observed an individual driving a vehicle in circles in a Publix parking lot and alerted authorities. After arrival, authorities arrested and charged the man with an offense for drunk driving. He has likely secured a skilled attorney to guide him through court hearings.

Man charged with DUI following serious wrong-way crash

Drivers can face serious consequences if they have been convicted of criminal conduct, especially if it results in harm to other individuals. Drunk driving can result in serious preventable property damage, injury and/or death. One Florida man is likely relying upon a criminal defense attorney in the aftermath of the serious crash he was involved in and the DUI charges he faces.

Drunk driving cases may be affected by Breathalyzer calibrations

Breathalyzer tests, video evidence, field sobriety tests and blood alcohol level tests are all allowed to be entered into evidence when an individual is arrested for driving under the influence. Charges and/or a conviction of drunk driving can result in serious consequences for an individual. An arrest can result in the loss of a job, and a conviction can result in jail time, suspension of driving privileges and fines.

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