On a hot day, nothing beats hopping on the boat and enjoying the beautiful waterways of Northwest Florida. With such excursions come great responsibilities, however, as boaters face several hazards not present on Florida roads. Unfortunately, many residents treat boating and drinking as inextricably linked, with boats regarded as the perfect setting for kicking back…

A DUI conviction could completely change life as you know it in Florida, leaving you dealing not only with harsh criminal penalties, but also a damaged reputation and a difficult road ahead. A mere arrest could also prove devastating — even if you are not ultimately convicted. Hence, the need for caution if you are…

DUI charges can prove life-changing for Florida drivers. From fines to considerable time behind bars, alleged offenders face a variety of harsh consequences. The difficulties don’t end there; many suffer employment or housing discrimination. Read on to learn more about the consequences of DUI convictions — and why it’s so important to hire a Florida DUI attorney. Defining DUI…

Drug busts have hit headlines in Okaloosa County on several occasions as of late. Most notable, perhaps, was the effort targeting the organization known as ‘Operation Crazy 8,’ which ultimately led to 21 arrests. Most local drug arrests do not resemble this operation, however, and in many cases, defendants are able to avoid conviction due to…

Have you or a loved one been accused of driving under the influence? As a Northwest Florida resident, you could face harsh Florida DUI penalties. From fines to vehicle impoundment and even license revocation, these penalties could prove devastating. The more detailed your understanding of the state’s DUI laws, the better. Below, we offer a…

This blog post is part 2 of our Spring Break series. You can read the first blog post here. If you have been cited or arrested for underage drinking it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney. The consequences of Florida underage drinking may lead to a conviction or guilty plea and can…

During Spring Break, underage drinking laws are strictly enforced in Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The Okaloosa and Walton County Sheriff’s Offices patrol the beach and adjacent neighborhoods looking for violators. The deputies are in uniforms and plain clothes, on foot and on ATVs. It is critical that you understand underage drinking laws in Okaloosa…

Drunk driving is far too common in the state of Florida — and especially during spring break. The temptation to let loose is understandable, but getting behind the wheel is never advisable if you suspect that you might be intoxicated. If you’re convicted of a DUI, you could face harsh penalties, including the potential for…

If you’ve been accused of DUI (driving under the influence), you’re in good company; the Florida DMV reports that 43,899 DUI violation tickets were issued in 2017. These charges may be common, but they’re also devastating; consequences could include large fines, a suspended license, probation, or even jail time. How you behave in the immediate aftermath of…

Driving Under Influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Florida, as it is in other parts of the country. A simple DUI offense in which no one has been injured and no property has been damaged may be easy to deal with in the absence of an attorney. But what if you are being sued…

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