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Category: Drunk Driving

What Makes a DUI Into an Enhanced DUI in Florida?

Written by Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law 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 Attorneys at Law 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 Attorneys at Law 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


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 Attorneys at Law 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

Underage Drinking: Understanding Florida’s MIP Laws

Written by Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law on February 23, 2016

While it may seem fun, underage drinking is never a good idea. This is particularly true when you consider that the Florida laws that deal with underage drinking have become increasingly stringent over the years. Punishment for underage drinking can impact more people…Read More

Charges Filed in Explosive Uber Accident

Written by Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law on January 18, 2016

Prosecutors allege that a college student was speeding and drunk by twice the legal limit when he collided with an Uber driver, killing a passenger in Southwest Miami Dade. The accident captured the city’s attention after the victim’s family filed a negligence lawsuit…Read More

Golf Cart DUIs in Florida

Written by Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law on November 25, 2015

As golf communities become more and more popular throughout Florida, the number of golf carts on the road continues to increase. Outside of Orlando in the Villages, a man was arrested and charged with a DUI after residents found him drunk and parked…Read More

Drinking & Driving: Understanding Your First Conviction

Written by Moses & Rooth on July 9, 2015
first conviction

You were only “buzzed”. You only had to drive two miles. You were late for your curfew. No matter what you say to justify it, the end result is the same. You drove under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You made a mistake. You risked your life, your passenger’s…Read More