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Archives for: August 21st, 2017

Life After Your DUI: How to Cope

Written by Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law on August 21, 2017

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…Read More

Does Florida Allow Sobriety Checkpoints?

Written by Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law on July 12, 2017

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…Read More

New Alcohol Bill Passed in Pinellas County

Written by Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law on June 19, 2017

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…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


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 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

How to Stop a Friend from Drinking and Driving?

Written by Moses & Rooth on January 20, 2015

How to Stop a Friend from Drinking and Driving?

“Friends don’t let friends drive drunk,” a slogan of the Ad Council in the 1980s, has been used for comedy parities over and over again, but none the less holds a truth. There are a number of strategies to use when trying…Read More

Did federal drunk driving study trample motorists’ rights?

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 26, 2014

We write frequently about the delicate balance that the criminal justice system ultimately seeks to achieve. On the one hand, it is important to proportionately and fairly hold individuals accountable for criminal wrongdoing in order to advance the cause of public safety. On the other hand, it is vital that…Read More