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Were You Arrested for DUI?

By Jeff Brown |

Law enforcement officers in and around Boca Raton know that drunk driving tends to increase over holidays. Many people tend to use the long weekend to travel to Florida to hit the beach, visit restaurants and nightclubs, go out on boats, and more. People who already live in the area often have barbecues or… Read More »

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DUI Procedures In Florida Challenged

By Jeff Brown |

Convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida can have many consequences including fines, suspension of your driver’s license, probation, or even time spent in jail. However, if you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, you may experience some consequences well before a conviction is entered against you. A lawsuit recently filed in… Read More »

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Even Anti-DUI Advocates Have Been Caught For DUI

By Jeff Brown |

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is dangerous behavior. Because of the risks of accidents and injuries, many advocacy groups actively work to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads and to educate young people about the risks of drunk driving. However, despite these efforts, millions of people continue to drive… Read More »

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Is Intoxication a Defense to a Crime in Florida?

By Jeff Brown |

Many individuals who are substantially under the influence of alcohol or drugs make poor decisions and may end up arrested and charged with criminal offenses. In some situations, intoxicated individuals may not even remember the events alleged in the police report. This leads to a common question heard by criminal defense attorneys: can you… Read More »

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Did You Know That DUI Enforcement Increases During the Holidays?

By Jeff Brown |

Retailers are not the only ones getting ready for the winter holidays, law enforcement officers in Boca Raton and throughout Florida are also preparing for the holiday season. This is because the Florida Highway Patrol and many different local law enforcement agencies participate in the enhanced DUI enforcement campaign called “Drive Sober or Get… Read More »

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Allegedly Drunk Boca Raton Woman Hits Patrol Car, Almost Hits Officers

By Jeff Brown |

According to a report published by the Palm Beach Post, a 21-year-old Tampa woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) after narrowly missing a Boca Raton police officer and a civilian and crashing into the back of a patrol car. The crash took place at around 3 a.m…. Read More »

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What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?

By Jeff Brown |

Thousands of people are arrested each year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Florida. When law enforcement thinks that that a driver may be drunk, they have a number of investigative techniques at their disposal to determine whether a person is intoxicated and also to gather evidence of… Read More »

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Social Media Playing a Larger Role in Criminal Cases

By Jeff Brown |

In recent years, many people have been practically broadcasting their lives online. Social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and more provide outlets for individuals to share their thoughts, post photos, make important announcements, and brag about their accomplishments. Lately, however, several headlines have demonstrated that use of social media is playing… Read More »

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Spring and Summer Often See an Increase in Drunk Driving

By Jeff Brown |

As the weather warms and summer quickly approaches, many of us will be attending various parties and events that often involve the consumption of alcohol. The upcoming months often see proms, graduations, Memorial Day parties, as well as social events that are simply celebrating the return of the summer warmth. Law enforcement agencies across… Read More »

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Florida Field Sobriety Testing

By Jeff Brown |

When a law enforcement officer stops a driver that he or she suspects has been drinking, the officer will attempt to determine whether or not the driver is impaired and to gather evidence supporting his or her suspicion. There are a variety of evidence-gathering techniques that law enforcement can employ, including simple observations of… Read More »

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Four Things That You Need to Know About DUI Checkpoints

By Jeff Brown |

From a young age, we have been taught that getting behind the wheel of an automobile while drunk is bad, illegal and dangerous. And though most can agree with that proposition, it is not illegal to drive after having a drink or two, so long as you are not legally drunk or operating your… Read More »

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Top Police Mistakes in DUI Cases

By Jeff Brown |

Police officers often make mistakes in the course of an arrest upon suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Such mistakes may violate your rights under the United States Constitution or may result in inadmissible or inaccurate evidence being used against you in a resulting DUI case. An experienced attorney can use any police… Read More »

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