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…

A lawyer’s advice for Destin and other areas of NW Florida Driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI, is a major offense in Florida; thanks to the many fatal accidents it causes. These accidents warrant the state of Florida to inflict strict penalties to discourage this vice. The laws under DUI include driving with a…

As one of the largest states in the country, it should perhaps come as no surprise that Florida suffered from 797 drunk driving fatalities in 2015. Between 2003 and 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 8,476 Florida deaths resulted from crashes that included a drunk driver. Based purely on the number…

According to a recent 2016 study released by SmartAsset, Florida drivers are ranked as the worst in the nation. One of the reasons Florida ranks so highly is its DUI arrest rate, which is 4.45 DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers. Even so, Florida’s number of DUI arrests is actually lower than other states, but Florida also…

Much ado has been made about Governor Scott’s looming decision regarding Florida’s “liquor wall” law. Early in 2017, the Florida legislature approved a bill — SB 106 — that would repeal Florida’s decades-old liquor wall law, which required hard liquor to be sold in separate facilities from groceries and other goods. Opponents of the bill pushed Gov. Scott…

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