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July 2018 Archives

Violent crime charges require sound legal help

Every day there are stories about Florida residents facing accusations of violence. These charges, should they result in a criminal conviction, can have substantial penalties, including fines, a prison sentence and a record that will follow that person around even after the sentence has been completed. Since there are numerous ways in which a person can be accused of violence, a law firm that is experienced in helping people regardless of the circumstances is essential from the start.

Driver faces DUI charge in Sarasota rear-end crash

When there is a car accident in Sarasota or anywhere throughout Florida, it can be a harrowing experience for all involved. This is made worse when one of the drivers is alleged to have been under the influence and is arrested on drunk driving charges. An accident in which there were serious injuries to the other party can result in hefty penalties if there is a conviction for a DUI charge. Understanding the importance of a defense after allegations of being responsible for a DUI accident is imperative regardless of the circumstances.

Can the police give a license suspension for underage DUI?

Florida is serious about stopping drivers from operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol and will make traffic stops, have checkpoints and use other tactics to catch these drivers. In the summer, when there are more young people out and about, it is likely that some will consume alcohol and decide to drive. Drinking while underage is against the law. Underage drunk driving can lead to serious problems if there is a conviction. In fact, law enforcement has the right to immediately suspend the driver license of a driver who is under 21 and is found to have consumed alcohol. When this happens, drivers should make sure they have a strong legal defense to try and get the driver license back.

Man arrested on drunk driving charges after stop for speeding

When law enforcement in Bradenton and throughout Florida is out on patrol, they are watching for drivers who are possibly violating the law. Often, when there is one legal violation, it is possible that multiple offenses will be alleged after the traffic stop. This could include drunk driving charges. For drivers who are placed under arrest for DUI, having a legal defense against those charges and any other allegations that arise is a key factor in the case. This is even more important when other charges are filed.

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