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Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer

Have you been arrested for DUI in South Florida? If so, you’ll need an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer like Yale L. Galanter and his team of Miami and Fort Lauderdale DUI defense attorneys to protect your rights and aggressively defend your case. Time is of the essence when it comes to obtaining legal representation for […]

Miami DUI Attorney

Driving under the influence (DUI) is rampant in the state of Florida. In an attempt to combat this dangerous problem, law enforcement has stepped up their efforts in terms of DUI arrests: according to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle records, there were 55,722 DUI tickets issued in Florida last year and ultimately 33,625 DUI […]

Using a Florida Public Defender for a DUI Case

While many of the public defenders in South Florida are excellent and selfless attorneys, the truth of the matter is that these public defenders must deal with significant limitations and hardships that ultimately may affect their legal representation in ways that private South Florida criminal defense attorneys do not. Since the public defender versus private […]

Florida Ignition Interlock Device Laws

Did you know that if you are convicted of a DUI in Florida your punishment may not only include court fees, jail time, driver’s license suspension, and an alcohol education course but also the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in your car? An IID is a device that is installed near the car’s […]

Holiday DUI Checkpoints

This is the time of year when the streets in Fort Lauderdale become packed, not just with cars and traffic but with DUI checkpoints as well. The locals come out in full force, the tourists are down for football games, basketball and general fun in the sun. As the parties kick off and the clubs […]

Field Sobriety Tests in Florida

In Florida, when a police officer pulls you over under the suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the officer may ask you to take a field sobriety test. To learn about the three standardized field sobriety tests used in Florida and whether you can refuse to take such tests, read on below. After all, […]

Underage Possession of Alcohol in Florida: Your FAQs Answered

  It’s no secret that South Florida is a party town. Between its idyllic beaches, recreational boating culture, vibrant nightlife, cultural and sporting events, and dozens of colleges and universities, it is certainly a fun area to live and play. Unfortunately, underage drinking is rampant. The police in South Florida take this problem very seriously […]

Beware of DUI Checkpoints on Halloween

To keep the streets safe from drunk drivers this Halloween (Wednesday, October 31, 2012), the Miami-Dade police force is expected to put DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints in place. The legality of DUI checkpoints in Florida is upheld by the federal Constitution and occur not just on holidays, but 15 to 20 times a month.

Underage DUI Laws in Florida

Underage drinking (the consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 21) is rampant in Florida. A recent study shows that in Florida, underage persons consumed 9.5 percent of all alcohol sold in the state; moreover, an estimated 83 traffic fatalities and 3,345 non-fatal traffic injuries were attributed to driving after underage drinking. One […]

How Do You Reinstate Your License After a Conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI)?

If you have been convicted or pled guilty to the charge of driving under the influence (DUI), part of your sentence includes your license getting suspended for a period of time. If you had a straight suspension and the suspension period is over, you can go to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles and get […]