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Posts tagged "DUI"

DUI charges filed after alleged impaired driver stopped officer

In Florida and elsewhere, sometimes a police officer makes an arrest even though the suspected offender initiated the contact with the officer. According to a Mount County Sheriff's deputy, such an incident happened on a recent Saturday. The driver was ultimately arrested and charged with DUI and possession of a restricted substance.

Teen faces multiple criminal charges after 2018 fatal crash

Miami police recently arrested an 18-year-old Florida man who was one of four teenage occupants of an SUV that was involved in a fatal crash in May 2018. The teenager, who was 16 years old at the time, lost a friend in that accident. He is now facing multiple criminal charges. Court records show that the accident occurred in the early morning hours of May 19, 2018 on Interstate 95.

Mugshots still published even with no criminal charges filed

In 2017, Florida passed a law to stop the publishing of mugshots of people who were arrested but never charged. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement data shows that, in 2018, more than 700,000 people were arrested in Florida. This involved suspected drunk driving and many other offenses. A significant number of those who were arrested were released without any criminal charges being filed -- but not before their mugshots were taken.

A DUI conviction can ruin a college student's future

There is no getting away from the fact that college life in Florida can be stressful. Along with the studies, for many students, the financial burden is such that they have to take on part-time jobs to help pay their college fees. One common way to relieve stress is hanging out with friends and having a few drinks. That is perfectly fine, as long as they do not overindulge and then drive their cars. A DUI conviction can ruin a student's future.

Man on probation for DUI arrested for giving false name

On a Thursday earlier in December, a police officer was on patrol in an area where multiple burglaries had been reported. When he noticed a parked vehicle and saw four people exiting, he approached them. He asked for proof of identity, perhaps to check whether any of them had outstanding warrants for DUI or other offenses. Reportedly, none of the vehicle's occupants had such documentation on them.

How accurate are breath testing devices used for DUI charges?

Drivers who are pulled over at traffic stops in Florida and elsewhere may not realize that the breath testing devices used by offices might provide incorrect information. Anyone with a DUI conviction on his or her record will know the extent to which it could affect personal and professional lives. More and more lawmakers are questioning the accuracy of Breathalyzer tests.

Cape Coral driver arrested after 4th DUI charge

When Florida police noticed a stationary car in a Cape Coral intersection on a recent Sunday, they stopped to investigate. Traffic was backing up as the result, and it was reported that another vehicle had to drive through the grass to get past the stationary car. Other drivers were flashing lights and beeping their horns. However, this driver was not going anywhere because he was fast asleep, soon to face a DUI charge.

DUI manslaughter charges follows high speed rear-end crash

Driving under the influence of alcohol in Florida can have severe consequences. When an impaired driver causes an accident in which serious injuries occur, or lives are lost, the outlook may appear bleak. Facing DUI manslaughter charges is serious, and it is always a good idea for an accused driver to secure legal counsel to protect all applicable legal rights.

22-year-old student killed on UCF campus by alleged DUI driver

A Boca Raton man was arrested and locked up in a Florida jail on a recent Friday morning. He faces a DUI manslaughter charge, following an accident that caused the death of a 36-year-old man from Sanford. According to court documents, the fatal car accident occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. on the main campus of the University of Central Florida.

How serious is a first DUI offense in Florida?

Drivers in Florida will be sensible to learn about the laws related to driving under the influence of alcohol. It is crucial to understand that even a first time DUI arrest can have severe consequences. However, anyone who is accused of drunk driving is entitled to legal counsel to protect his or her legal rights.

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