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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.

BUI (Boating Under the Influence): Your FAQs Answered

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. […]

Charged With Boating Under The Influence?

The Law Offices of Yale L. Galanter, P.A. hope you had a fun and relaxing Columbus Day Weekend. Were you one of the thousands of people who took their sea legs for a spin and participated in Miami‚Äôs Columbus Day Regatta? If so, we hope the only memento of the regatta you came back to […]

Beware of DUI Checkpoints over July 4th Weekend

With the holiday weekend coming up, DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints will be put in place throughout Miami-Dade County for the Fourth of July. Motorists beware – sobriety roadblocks are common place during the summer holidays and this year is no different. DUI checkpoints are set up to screen drivers for impairment, and locations of […]