Interstate 4 or more commonly know to Central Florida residents as I-4 is one of the most used roads in Florida and rush hour can be a pain. Many people also get arrested for DUI's while driving on this roadway. It is typically at night that the police are out actively looking for drivers who seem to be impaired based on the driving pattern. However, it can also be the simplest thing such as speeding, no headlights on or any other common traffic violation that can result in the police pulling you over. If you are stopped and the police smell alcohol on your breath they will ask you to conduct field sobriety exercises and then make a determination if you are impaired.
The theme parks are a place to have fun and relax with the family, however people also find themselves on the wrong side of the law and get arrested while at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Florida. Many times alcohol is a factor at this theme park due to all the bars and restaurants plus the sale of alcohol through the park. Many people also find themselves making the mistake of committing a retail theft at one of the stores. No matter how small the amount of the theft you will still get arrested and charged or be given a notice to appear in court.
Tourist Crimes is a area of criminal law that we focus on at the Law Office of Corey Cohen. Unfortunately when people are in Central Florida on vacation they can get arrested for various charges ranging from shoplifting, DUI, Domestic Battery or other crimes. The law in central Florida is unique and you need an attorney who has experience here. Many times when you hire an attorney for a crime as a tourist you will not be required to come back to Florida for those court dates since the lawyer can waive your appearance for most if not all of the court dates and resolve your case in many situations without you having to come to court.
Police will be out there looking for DUI cases. Do not drink and drive this holiday unless you want to end up behind bars.At the Law Office of Corey Cohen we are closed for the 4th of July so that our staff can enjoy time with family and friends. While the office is closed you can still call our office to speak to an attorney anytime on the 4th of July. Many of you will go to parties or a place where alcohol is served. If you are stopped by a police officer for a DUI and you feel like you will fail the field sobriety exercises tell them that you will not participate in any tests or exercises and you want to speak to an attorney right away. If you come across law enforcement this holiday call me at 407-246-0066 and I will be happy to discuss your various legal options.
An attorney, former state patrol sergeant and plastic surgeon recently teamed up to create a new product aimed at reducing the rates of "false positive" breathalyzer tests. False positive tests occur, according to this team, when alcohol in the mouth leads to "inaccurate field breath tests."
A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge is determined based on blood alcohol content (BAC) levels, but what if the tool used to measure these levels is not properly calibrated? Courts across the country are facing this question, and one court in Florida reviewing DUI cases refuses to admit breathalyzer results from faulty machines.
In Florida, drivers stopped by police on suspicion of driving under the influence do not have to submit to blood, breath or urine testing that measures their blood-alcohol concentration. Refusing a DUI breath test carries significant consequences, though, in addition to any penalties imposed for impaired driving.