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Former WWE Star Sentenced to 17.5 Years Following Fatal Volusia County Crash

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

A Florida DUI charge can quickly escalate due to a number of potential aggravating factors. While most first offenses for drunk driving are misdemeanors in Florida, it is still possible to face a felony charge if one of these factors is present. For example, if your blood alcohol content is 0.15 percent or higher,… Read More »

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How Much Probation Time Can I Receive for a Reckless Driving Charge in Florida?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Many Florida criminal cases, particularly those involving misdemeanors, are resolved through a negotiated plea bargain. In exchange for entering a plea of “guilty” or “no contest,” the State Attorney often agrees to a reduced charge and a sentencing recommendation. Ultimately, the trial judge has the final say in whether to approve the plea bargain…. Read More »

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Can Florida Police Arrest Me Without a Warrant on Misdemeanor DUI Charges?

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In general, a police officer in Florida cannot arrest a person for a misdemeanor offense without first obtaining a warrant. There is an exception for misdemeanors committed in the presence of an officer. An officer attending the scene of a “traffic crash” may also make a warrantless arrest if, based on their investigation, they… Read More »

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Do Florida Police Officers Need Consent to Administer Field Sobriety Tests?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

When a Florida police officer suspects a person of driving under the influence (DUI), the officer may administer one or more “field sobriety exercises” or FSEs. For example, an officer might ask the driver to touch their finger to their nose or walk heel-to-toe for a specified distance. In theory, an FSE can help… Read More »

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Your Guide to Field Sobriety Tests (Field Sobriety Exercises) and DUI Charges in Florida

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Were you stopped for a possible DUI in Orlando or elsewhere in the region? If so, you may be asked to perform a field sobriety test. In Florida, field sobriety tests are also often referred to as field sobriety exercises. It is imperative that you understand your rights and responsibilities. Here, our Orlando DUI… Read More »

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How Does A Child In A Car Change The Penalties Of A DUI Conviction In Florida?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

The best advice when you have had a few too many adult beverages is to play it safe and call a ride. Refraining from drinking and driving keeps you and others near you safe. Plus, you will not have to worry about the legal consequences of a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest. A… Read More »

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Should You Or Should You Not Participate In A Field Sobriety Exercise In Florida?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV) reported that in 2020, 746 people in the Sunshine State died in car accidents where drugs, alcohol, or both were factors. Despite the fact that the death toll that DUI crashes in Florida caused in 2020 was 33% lower than the previous year, in 2019, FLHSMV is… Read More »

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Can You Be Charged With A DUI In Florida Without Driving Your Car?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

The state of Florida, like all other states in the nation, has laws that make drunk driving illegal. Being caught, charged, and convicted of drunk driving will have significant penalties and harsh repercussions. Multiple DUIs will increase the severity of these punishments. After an arrest for an alcohol-impaired driving incident, speaking with an attorney… Read More »

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Why You Need A Lawyer For A Florida DUI Case

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

For anybody facing a DUI charge in Florida, the situation can be extremely stressful and confusing. Florida has tough laws for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), with penalties including substantial fines, jail time, and probation. Convicted drivers can also face license restrictions that affect a person’s ability to get back to work and get… Read More »

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DUI Charges After A Reaction Between Alcohol And Medication – What Floridians Should Know

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

We normally think of DUI – Driving Under the Influence – as something that happens when someone drinks more than they should and gets behind the wheel. Under Florida’s Statutes for Driving Under the Influence, however, a DUI charge can be filed even if the driver’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) was under .08. If the… Read More »

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