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DUI Archives

Driver arrested for drunk driving after fleeing traffic stop

Anyone in Florida who is accused of impaired driving will likely take the charges seriously. While some drivers might believe a first drunk driving charge is not too serious, any subsequent charges might have severe consequences. Stiff fines, extended jail times and a scarred permanent record might come into play for convictions of multiple DUI charges.

Alleged DUI driver hides under bridge after jumping into ocean

A 31-year-old Florida man was picked up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boat from where he was allegedly hiding from deputies after he jumped into the ocean. A spokesperson for the sheriff's department says this incident took place after a high-speed chase in the early morning hours of a recent Friday. The man was taken into custody, and he now faces several charges, including DUI, resisting arrest and property damage.

DUI: Suspected drunk driver caught with magic mushrooms and pot

Florida drivers whose driving seems erratic or reckless stand the risk of being reported to authorities. What follows could have an adverse impact on their lives. This was what happened when a 46-year-old Plantation man took to the Overseas Highway on a recent Saturday and he was pulled over for suspected DUI.

Drunk driving charges come in various levels of severity

Driving while impaired risks not only the life of the driver but also his or her passengers and other road users. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a driver to think his or her blood alcohol level is below the legal limit. While a Florida driver might think a drunk driving charge could be the worst thing that could happen, certain things can aggravate DUI charges to make them even worse.

Driver suspected of drunk driving kills 2, injures 2

The consequences of driving while impaired can be severe, especially if lives are lost in the process. A 36-year-old Florida man might be well advised to seek legal counsel because he will likely have to face drunk driving charges. When a person suspects that he or she might be arrested, it is usually a good idea to be proactive and secure the services of an attorney.

How will you get to work after a DUI license suspension?

Anyone in Florida who is convicted of impaired driving may have to face several consequences. Along with fines, fees and court costs, a DUI conviction usually also leads to license suspension. This could adversely impact various aspects of the person's life. Along with the inability to get the necessary shopping done, how will he or she get to work -- after all, an income is essential to pay fines.

DUI manslaughter charges follow fatal head-on crash

Being accused of drunk driving and causing the death of someone else can have dire consequences for anyone in Florida. The best step for a driver to take is likely to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. What is said and done immediately after such an arrest can be detrimental in any criminal proceedings that might follow, such as DUI manslaughter charges.

Florida woman warns teenagers about drunk driving consequences

A 25-year-old Florida woman speaks at schools to share her tragic story with teen drivers, hoping to convince them that driving while impaired is not cool. She tells them how one night of typical teenage fun back in 2010 -- at 17 years old -- ruined her life. Drunk driving caused the death of her best friend and robbed her of any opportunities to fulfill her dreams.

Drunk driving charges filed after crash into light pole

When a driver in Florida is arrested for impaired driving, it sometimes comes along with a fear of the unknown along with shame and a tarnished reputation -- particularly if it is a first offense. Furthermore, the impact of a drunk driving conviction on a driver's bank balance can be severe. However, the burden of proof is on the prosecutors who will have to prove guilt to the charges in court and beyond a reasonable doubt. This is where the skills of an experienced DUI defense attorney come in.

DUI manslaughter charges follows pickup vs. van crash on I-75

Florida drivers who are accused of impaired driving may face serious charges, especially in accidents that cause serious injury or death. There will be no time to waste, and defense options will likely be the primary concern. This might be the case for a 30-year-old driver who faces DUI manslaughter charges after he allegedly caused a fatality in a recent crash.

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