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December 2013 Archives

Orlando Driving While License Suspensed or Revoked

Driving with a suspended license is a dangerous risk in Orlando, Florida if stopped you can be arrested and have to go to court and face a Judge. This charge is an enhanceable offense which means a first offense is punishable by up to 60 days in jail, a second offense is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a 3rd and subsequent offense is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in state prison.

Orlando Petit Theft

Petit Theft is a serious charge and if you have been arrested for it you need legal assistance right away. In Orange County (Orlando) Judges will routinely give jail time for these charges even on a first offense. It is considered a crime of dishonestly and if you are convicted will follow you for a lifetime. It will make it more difficult to find high paying jobs and can be used against you if you are every charged with another crime down the road.

Christmas Holiday and DUI

As we come upon the holiday's people are more likely to get a DUI charge. Police will have checkpoints set up around Orange and Seminole County, Florida. In addition there are more parties at work and home where alcohol is served. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel that you may be impaired and you decide to drive keep in mind that you could be arrested for DUI and prosecuted for the crime.

Necessity defense applicable in civil implied consent hearing?

Throughout the state of Florida law enforcement officers are on the roads, pulling over and arresting individuals for drunk driving. When someone is charged with drunk driving they will face not only the criminal case but a civil implied consent hearing as well. The outcome of the civil hearing determines whether a driver will lose his or her driver's license.

Daughter of Wal-Mart founder has drunk driving arrest expunged

Residents of Orange County are likely aware of the impact a criminal conviction can have on other areas of one's life. These individuals may not be aware however, that a conviction is not the only circumstance under which one's future could be affected. Even just an arrest can have an impact. Individuals who have been arrested could find that the arrest leads to issues with many other aspects of one's life such as:

Blood alcohol test result not admissible in Florida trial

There are several ways in which law enforcement may seek to determine the blood alcohol level of someone suspected of drunk driving. The method that probably comes to mind for most Orlando area residents is a breath test, utilizing a breathalyzer. There are many reasons this test is commonly used including the fact that it can be administered at the scene. Other tests, such a urine or blood cannot be conducted on the scene.

Racing on a highway

Racing on a highway is a serious criminal charge that can carry severe penalties. If convicted of this charge there is a mandatory driver's license suspension and the suspension doubles for subsequent offenses. There is also the possibility of the car that was used in the racing to be impounded and there is always the possibility of jail and or probation. Many times the goal in these cases is to get the prosecutor or Judge to change the charge to something else so that you do not lose your driver's license. We defend these cases in Orange and Seminole County, Florida. For a free and confidential consultation call us today.

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