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 […]
Is it illegal to drink alcohol while operating a boat? Provided that the individual consuming the alcohol is at least 21 years old, there is no Florida law that prohibits operating a boat while consuming alcohol; likewise, there is no Florida law that prohibits an individual from consuming alcohol while a passenger on a boat. […]
The Operator Unlike a motor vehicle, a boat can be operated without a driver. When it comes to DUI (driving under the influence), it’s easy to tell who is driving or operating the motor vehicle—the person behind the wheel. However, when it comes to BUI (boating under the influence), it can be a little more […]
As a criminal defense attorney practicing in Miami for the past 30 years I have seen it all, including a defendant who doesn’t know his true financial position. The website debacle is a non-issue. Here’s why.