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Archives for: April 18th, 2017

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


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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

Charges Filed in Explosive Uber Accident

Written by Moses & Rooth 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
Orlando DUI Attorneys

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

Supreme Court will consider anonymous tips and traffic stops

Written by Moses & Rooth on November 15, 2013

Law enforcement officers must work under certain constraints. They may not arrest whom they please, search buildings that they please or even pull over whom they please without adhering to certain guidelines. These guidelines are constructed to help ensure that Americans’ civil liberties are respected. As a result, if law…Read More

Beware stronger drinks and the DUI potential they inspire

Written by Moses & Rooth on November 1, 2013

Not all drinks are created equal. It used to be that adults could make educated decisions about their levels of intoxication by understanding that 12 ounces of beer is equal in terms of alcoholic strength to five ounces of wine or a fairly standard 1.5 ounce shot of hard alcohol….Read More

DUI breathalyzer issue heard by the Florida Supreme Court

Written by Moses & Rooth on February 25, 2013

Breathalyzer devices are routinely used to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of individuals who are suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). The readings obtained from these devices are then used against a given suspect in court, should the results indicate that the suspect’s BAC is over the legal…Read More