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Category: Drunk Driving

To Blow or Not to Blow? That is the Question

Written by Moses & Rooth on November 6, 2018

When an officer pulls you over for DUI, they should have probable cause that you are operating the vehicle while legally intoxicated. For example, the officer might have seen you swerving on the road or drifting into a lane—behavior that is consistent with…Read More

“Smiling Mugshot” Woman Charged with DUI Manslaughter

Written by Moses & Rooth on July 16, 2018

There’s a school of thought that believes smiling in your mugshot following a criminal arrest is a good idea. Public officials charged with crimes sometimes do this as a way of showing defiance or that they consider the charges politically motivated. But even private citizens are known to…Read More

What Makes a DUI Into an Enhanced DUI in Florida?

Written by Moses & Rooth on November 20, 2017

A criminal DUI conviction in Florida carries significant penalties. For a first offense, a judge may sentence you to six months in jail and order you to pay a fine of between $500 and $1,000. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended…Read More

Can You Be Charged With a DUI in a Self-Driving Car?

Written by Moses & Rooth on July 18, 2017

Autonomous or “self-driving” cars have the potential to transform Florida’s transportation system. Proponents claim computer-controlled vehicles will eventually reduce fatal accidents and traffic congestion. But as automotive technology evolves, there are new legal questions that will need to be answered. For example, is a person illegally Read More

Florida’s DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Advances

Written by Moses & Rooth on April 18, 2017

Under certain circumstances, Florida residents convicted of DUI may be required to install special “ignition interlock” devices in their cars in order to regain their driving privileges. Interlock devices contain a breath analyzer that determines if the driver’s blood-alcohol content is below the…Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Expect From a Drunk Driving Charge

Written by Moses & Rooth on August 10, 2016

by David W. Bate


Emotional

As a criminal defense lawyer in Bangor, ME, I have been practicing for over 20 years and it still surprises me every time: Ordinary people charged with drunk driving are devastated by the prospect of facing real criminal charges with real criminal consequences.  You are…Read More

Have You Been Charged with a DUI?

Written by Moses & Rooth on March 24, 2016

We all enjoy those moments that make us happiest. We tend to enjoy not only the moment, but the people we around at the time. Our happiest moments are often times celebrated with alcohol, from grabbing a beer with a friend, to wine, liquor, and champagne. Though celebratory times call…Read More