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Will .05% BAC Become the New Norm?

DUI laws are getting tougher in Utah. Utah recently passed a law that will lower the current blood alcohol content (BAC) limit from 0.08% to 0.05%. When this law goes into effect in December 2018, it will be the lowest BAC in the United States. Utah is lowering its BAC due to recommendations from a National Transportation Safety Board...

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Tips on Getting your Driver’s License Back after DUI Conviction

In addition to fines and possible jail time, the most immediate consequence of a DUI conviction is the loss of your driving privileges. Under Florida law, conviction of a first DUI carries a minimum 180 days revocation of your driver’s license. Depending on the facts and circumstances, a judge may extend that revocation up to 1 year. And if...

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Life After Your DUI: How to Cope

We often discuss drunk driving in terms of the legal process–i.e., the arrest and trial. But it is also important to understand just how a DUI can affect your daily life going forward. Even if you are a first-time offender who is not facing jail time, you will still find that having a DUI on your record can make...

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Mom, Dad, I’ve been arrested for DUI: What to Do as a Parent

Every Florida parent is nervous when their teenager gets his or her driver’s license. Your biggest worry is that they will get into a serious car accident. But you should also be concerned about the possibility of a drunk driving arrest. Although teenage drunk driving has decreased significantly over the past two decades, it is still a major problem....

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Best Nightlife and Bar Scene in Orlando

A record 68 million people visited Orlando in 2016. Tourists from all over the United States come to Orlando to visit theme parks, relax on the gorgeous beaches and play golf at the world-class courses. While many come to the Sunshine State for family-friendly fun, some come to enjoy the nightlife. Orlando has a happening bar scene geared toward...

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Does Florida Allow Sobriety Checkpoints?

While traveling around the Orlando area, especially during weekends or holidays, you may notice police conducting random “sobriety checkpoints.” You may have even be stopped yourself. But can the police really do this? After all, if you are just driving down the street and there is no evidence that you are violating traffic laws or committing a DUI, what...

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New Alcohol Bill Passed in Pinellas County

While drunk driving remains a major problem in Orlando and throughout central Florida, that has not slowed the demand for liquor. Responding to public demand, the Pinellas County Commission approved legislation back in March that permits bars, restaurants, and stores to begin selling hard liquor on Sundays starting at 8 a.m. Under previous rules, 8 a.m. sales were the...

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Consequences of Being Cited for a DUI While Boating

Drunk driving and DUI charges are most often associated with cars or other land-based vehicles. But under Florida and federal law, you can also face serious consequences if you are caught boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In fact, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, a person operating a boat “is likely to become impaired more quickly”...

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The End of Florida’s “Liquor Wall”?

 Florida residents may soon have more options when it comes to purchasing liquor. On April 26 the House of Representatives approved a bill that would end most of Florida’s restrictions on selling alcohol with other merchandise by 2021. Proponents argue lifting this “liquor wall” will benefit consumers and free markets, while critics say it will hurt local businesses and...

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THC DUI Blood Test Bill Proposed in Florida

Florida legislators continue to struggle with last year’s decision by voters to legalize medicinal cannabis through an amendment to the state constitution. Some legislators, concerned that medical marijuana might lead to a rash of people “driving while stoned,” have proposed new laws to expand existing DUI laws to cover THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. However, medical and law...

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