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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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How Long Does a Florida Felony Stay on Your Record?

How long does a felony stay on your record in Florida? Unfortunately, a Florida felony conviction will remain on your record for life, except for certain very unusual circumstances. Not every felony charge results in a conviction, however. The following is a review of the ins and outs of dealing with a Florida felony charge. Possible Consequences of Failure...

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Guide to Florida Drug Possession Laws: What You Should Know

The US government has waged the war on drugs for more than 40 years at this point. As a result, drug laws are some of the most strictly enforced rules throughout the nation. If you are facing any sort of drug possession charge in Florida, it is critical that you understand two things. First, you need to know what...

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Is Verbal Assault Considered Domestic Violence in Florida?

In Florida, the term “domestic violence” refers not to any single crime, but to a class of crimes with a common thread. Domestic violence means violence within a family or household relationship. More specifically, “domestic violence” refers to any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, etc., that is committed within a domestic relationship. Florida verbal assault law fits into...

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Searching for Orlando Criminal Defense Attorneys? Why Experience Matters

No one ever expects to need the support of a criminal defense attorney—but if you happen to find yourself in that situation, know that you have options! As soon as possible, you will want to search for Orlando criminal defense attorneys who have the experience and expertise needed to navigate your unique case. Not all experience, of course, has...

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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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How to Hire the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer (for You)

When you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, it can be a terrifying experience. A million questions will rush through your mind. Am I going to jail? How can I get out? What about my job? My home? My family? How could this be happening to me? And, perhaps most importantly, do I need a...

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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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