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Collateral Consequences of a Florida DUI

All criminal convictions, whether they’re for misdemeanors or felonies, lead to criminal penalties and sanctions that place a heavy burden upon the defendant, especially as he or she tries to ...
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Can a Florida DUI Stop Me From Becoming an RN?

Are you planning on becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) in Miami, or anywhere else in Florida? Are you already enrolled in an accredited nursing education program? If your answer is “yes” to ...
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Can a Miami DUI Affect Immigration & Travel?

Miami is one of the most ethnically-diverse cities in South Florida, let alone the nation, and that’s one of the beauties of our great city. Thousands of Miami’s residents came from ...
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What Can Happen to Me if I'm Convicted of DUI?

If you’re facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges for the first time, you may feel like your life has been put on pause, and for good reason. Will you have to go to jail? Will you lose ...
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How long does a DUI conviction stay on my record in Florida?

Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Miami, but this was not the first, but the second time you’ve been arrested for DUI in Miami-Dade County? If so, did you know ...
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Driving on a Revoked License After a Florida DUI

In Florida, driving under the influence (DUI) is criminalized under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes. Under this section, a first DUI is punishable by fines, imprisonment, community service, ...
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Failure to Appear for a Florida DUI

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is a nerve-wracking event. Not only that, but the initial DUI arrest is only the beginning of the DUI case. Once a DUI case is started, the DUI ...
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Can I Get a Passport After a Florida DUI?

When you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Miami and throughout Florida, not only will you face probation, jail, and fines, but other aspects of your life will be affected as well. ...
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Are Ignition Interlock Devices Required for 1st DUIs?

If you are familiar with Florida’s DUI laws, you may be aware of the fact that Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes requires that certain DUI offenders install Ignition Interlock Devices ...
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FAQs About Miami's Back on Track Program

Were you, or someone you care about recently arrested for driving under the influence in Miami-Dade County? If so, you may have heard about the Back on Track DUI program, but you may not know much, if ...
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DUI Accidents With Property Damage in Miami

Alcohol plays a significant role in American society. Often, we celebrate birthdays, holidays, work promotions, and marriages with plenty of food and alcoholic beverages. After all, alcohol has been ...
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Can a DUI Stop Me From Travelling to Canada?

With its breathtaking scenery, pristine cities, and majestic mountains, it’s no wonder why Canada is a popular tourist destination. Vancouver, Banff National Park, Niagara Falls, Montreal, ...
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Injured in an Accident: Can I Get a DUI?

As a Miami DUI attorney, I have over 30 years of experience defending drivers against DUI charges. Over this time period, I have seen my share of individuals who were involved in car accidents and ...
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Commercial DUI in Florida

Do you drive a commercial vehicle for a living? If so, your livelihood (and perhaps your family's) depends on your commercial driver's license and the last thing you need is a conviction for ...
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Penalties for a 1st DUI in Florida

Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence in Miami, Florida? If this was your first DUI offense, you may be curious to know what types of penalties you are up against, and reasonably ...
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Do I Need an IID for a First DUI in Florida?

Under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, ignition interlock devices must be installed in the vehicles of certain people who are convicted of DUI. Do all first DUI offenders have to install an ...
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Green Card Holders Charged with DUI

Considering the fact that Miami has a large and diverse population of green card holders, it makes sense why I get questions about the immigration consequences of a DUI. For the purposes of this post, ...
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Admission Requirements for Miami Back on Track Program

In Miami-Dade County, some first time DUI offenders are given the opportunity to have their charges reduced to a Withhold of Adjudication for Reckless Driving. This is accomplished by participating in ...
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What if an Officer Doesn't Show Up to a DUI Trial?

What if you were arrested for driving under the influence in Miami and the arresting officer failed to show up at your DUI trial, would this give you any sort of an advantage? What if the state ...
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I've Been Pulled Over for a DUI! What Should I Do?

Many people are unsure what they should do when they're stopped by police for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol ( DUI ). If you should ever be pulled over for a suspected DUI, there ...
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What is a Miranda Warning?

Watch just about any television crime drama or any movie you are going to eventually hear someone say the following during an arrest: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do ...
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Should I Refuse a Breath, Blood, or Urine Test During a DUI Arrest?

In Florida, everyone on the roadways – they could be in a car, on a motorcycle, or operating a huge semi-truck – has automatically agreed to an "implied consent" law, whether ...
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What Can I Expect from My First DUI Case?

In Miami, Florida, going out for a few drinks with your friends or visiting a few clubs on the weekend is a fairly standard activity and a good way to have some fun. Knowing this, law enforcement ...
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