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What Are the DUI Penalties in Florida?

The DUI penalties in Florida are some of the toughest in the nation. DUI convictions in Florida cannot be expunged or sealed. Consequences include steep fines, driver license revocation, possible jail time, mandated ignition interlock devices, increased insurance premiums, and community service. Even if you are a tourist from out of state, you could end up with warrants for...

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DWI‌ ‌vs.‌ ‌DUI‌ ‌in‌ ‌Florida‌

Drinking and driving (or driving while high on drugs) is illegal in every state, including Florida. This behavior is a crime, not a traffic violation, and in some instances the state can prosecute it as a felony. “DUI” stands for “Driving Under the Influence,” while “DWI” stands for “Driving While Intoxicated.” DUI vs. DWI in Florida Some states call...

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5 Steps to Take After a DUI in Orlando

Arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) can be terrifying. You may feel like your life is out of control, you may feel scared, and it’s common for a million thoughts to rush through your head. However, we can assure you that having questions is okay! The expert DUI attorneys at Orlando Defense are here to help calm your...

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Why Work with Orlando Defense if You’ve Been Charged with a DUI

If you find yourself facing a DUI conviction, you are likely experiencing a wide range of emotions—from shame, to regret, to uncertainty about what the future holds. Though this may be a turbulent time, the team here at Orlando Defense is ready to help you navigate it with clarity and confidence. Call (407) 616-1432 or reach us online for...

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Here’s Why You Need to Request a DMV Hearing Soon After a DUI Arrest

Florida laws are very serious about driving under the influence. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has the authority to suspend your driver’s license automatically following a DUI arrest. Unfortunately, many Floridians aren’t aware that they can challenge this suspension at a DMV hearing. For help with a Florida DUI, please call (407) 616-1432 or...

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What Happens If You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Florida?

Imagine: It’s a quiet night and you’re driving home from a bar after having a couple of drinks with a friend.  Suddenly you see red and blue lights flashing behind you. Out of nowhere, a police cruiser races up to your car, and you know the police are about to pull you over.  You try to stay calm. But...

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a DUI?

The answer to this question is simple: Absolutely!  Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can change your life forever.  It’s hard to overestimate what’s at stake. Even the first DUI conviction can land you in jail for up to six months. On top of that, a conviction will cause serious harm to your career and reputation. If...

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