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What Happens If I Get A 2nd DUI In Florida? A 2nd DUI has different punishments depending on if your 1st DUI was within 5 years prior. In Florida, DUI’s are a minimum mandatory crime. This means the court must impose certain conditions for a DUI conviction. These penalties become harsher depending how many DUI’s…

If you are arrested for a DUI or BUI should you blow? Inevitably, a DUI client will sit across from us and ask if they should have provided a breath sample or “blown.” While this is the most common question related to any DUI case, it is one with no specific answer. As the question implies,…

What is Attorney-Client Privilege? Attorney-Client privilege is a client’s right to refuse to disclose, and to prevent any other person from disclosing, confidential communications between a client and their attorney. In Florida, communications between an attorney and their client are deemed privileged meaning they are confidential. What this means is that absent any exceptions or waivers, neither…

Nurse Arrested For Protecting Patient’s Blood Arrested for doing her job, a Utah nurse who refused to give law enforcement her unconscious patient’s blood sample is just another example of law enforcements bully tactics to get evidence they’re not necessarily entitled too. Florida Statute §316.1933(2)(a)(1) states: Notwithstanding any provision of law pertaining to the confidentiality…

  As criminal defense attorneys, we are often told by our clients that an officer didn’t read them their Miranda Rights. The truth is that law enforcement is not always required to read suspects these rights. In Florida, and all over the United States, every criminal suspect is entitled to certain rights, the most important…

How can I drive after I get arrested for a DUI in Southwest Florida? What happens after you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)? Likely, unless you’ve been accused of this offense before the details of what happens after this type of arrest remain a mystery. Typically, the first and most pertinent question…

Justifiable Use of Force:   Will Citizen who Defended Police Officer Face Charges? By now nearly everyone has seen the news story about the armed citizen who defended a law enforcement officer in a roadside incident on November 14th, 2016 in Lee County, Florida. The citizen, a licensed concealed firearm carrier, shot a suspect who,…

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