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Breathalyzer test refusal law in spotlight

The implied consent laws of Florida are relatively well-known and easily understood. A driver under suspicion of DUI currently has the right to refuse a Breathalyzer test without facing serious fines and penalties. In fact, the greatest threat posed to individuals that refuse a Breathalyzer test is the automatic one year suspension of their driver's license. Unfortunately, new interest in revamping these laws may lead to significantly larger penalties including fines and points off the offender's driver's license.

Avoid frustration later by having your record expunged

Despite what many people believe, having a criminal record expunged is not a simple process.  Sealing or expunging an arrest record can be both frustrating and difficult. Unfortunately, it is one of the best ways for individuals to avoid the negative impact a criminal record can have on employment, loans and housing. The good news is that the process of record expungement can be made considerably easier by an experienced DUI defense attorney.

Are intoxication apps new wave or junk science?

Over the last several years, the American public has seen a boom in the technological advancement and use of the app. In fact, there are apps designed to track your movement, count your calories and most recently, predict your blood alcohol concentration. As younger crowds celebrate with a drink in one hand and their cellphone in the other, these intoxication or "drunk" apps may be the new safety wave of the future, if they work.

Getting a hardship license after a DUI: 3 things you should know

One of the hardest aspects of a DUI arrest is its impact on your driver's license. Losing your license may be more than just an inconvenience. It can also sidetrack your job, education and ability to care for your family. And given the harsh consequences of driving without a license, ignoring the law and getting behind the wheel anyway is not a smart decision.

Avoid permanent revocation after DUI

Florida DUI laws are tough and only getting tougher. Receiving a DUI charge and conviction in the great state of Florida can lead to hefty fines, severe penalties and a loss of driving privilege. Although these threats are extremely scary, it is possible they can be reduced or eliminated through a good DUI defense. However, when it comes to DUI defense, timing is everything and waiting until you face a third or fourth charge is never a good idea.

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