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Don't trust your math! You might actually be over the legal limit

If you're someone who has been drinking for a number of years, then you likely know how alcohol affects you in different situations. You probably notice that you feel far drunker after you've consumed alcohol on an empty stomach versus after having eaten a large meal. You may also notice that if you stretch out your alcohol consumption, you feel less inebriated than if you consume alcohol quickly.

Personal Breathalyzers: a great way to avoid a DUI

Have you ever been out at a sporting event or concert, had a couple of drinks and wondered what your blood-alcohol level was? Or have you ever consumed alcohol at a friend's house or party, then questioned whether you were sober enough to drive home? If you're like a lot of people here in Florida, you may have answered yes to these questions.

How the loose interpretation of vehicle could lead to a DUI

If you're a fan of hockey and frequently follow news concerning the sport, then you've probably already heard about the Zamboni driver in another state who was charged with driving under the influence after a spectator reported seeing him "driving erratically" while operating the machine. Although this may seem like a one-of-a-kind case, there have been other cases in which a person has been arrested for DUI while operating a Zamboni.

Why do police officers check your gaze during a DUI stop?

Whether it was on a television show or you experienced it in real life, most people are familiar with the three tests that are given to most drivers during a field sobriety test. The first two are typically the one-leg-stand tests and the walk-and-turn test. But it's the third of these tests that we'd like to take a closer look at in today's post.

Relevant info pertaining to Florida's ignition interlock program

We provided our readers in Florida and elsewhere with some introductory information regarding the state’s ignition interlock program and requirements in a blog post from autumn of last year (please see our entry dated October 27, 2014). We follow up with some additionally relevant details regarding interlock devices today,

Blood-alcohol testing: Why it's not fool-proof in every instance

Many of our readers across Florida have likely read stories or otherwise heard of cases where a stopped motorist who was administered a breathalyzer test and subsequently convicted of drunk driving flatly contended that he or she was not under the influence of alcohol.

Challenging the legitimacy of a DUI traffic stop

If you are out driving and you suddenly see flashing lights in your rearview mirror, the first question you probably ask (to no one in particular) is: “What did I do?” In some cases, you might not be aware of breaking any laws. Other times, you might know that you were doing something illegal but don’t know how the officer spotted you.

The many steps of a DUI investigation, and how mistakes change it

There is so much going on with a drunk driving charge that many people don't consider. Usually a drunk driving story is reduced to the lowest common denominator: someone was intoxicated, they broke the law, now go to jail you reckless person.

Should all Florida police officers wear body cameras?

Imagine for a moment that you are pulled over by a police officer late at night in Orange County or elsewhere in Florida and told by that officer that he or she has probable cause to suspect you have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

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