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Can I be arrested for DUI in Florida if I haven’t been drinking?

By Matt Olszewski |

You can be arrested for DUI in the state of Florida even if you haven’t been drinking. The common, you know, misconception is that the DUI is drunk driving, but under the, in the laws in the state of Florida, you can be convicted of DUI if you are under the influence of, certainly,… Read More »

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Is a blood test accurate?

By Matt Olszewski |

A blood test may or may not be accurate depending on how it was collected, how was preserved, and how it was tested. There are certain standards and procedures when it comes to collecting blood, when it comes to preserving that blood, and when it comes to testing the blood. The blood has to… Read More »

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When do police have to read me my rights for a DUI case in Florida?

By Matt Olszewski |

The police have to read you your DUI rights in the state of Florida when it comes to DUI case in two instances. If there’s a crash involved, then law enforcement is required to do the crash investigation first to investigate how the crash happened, and then after the crash investigation if they are… Read More »

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Can I be stopped and arrested for DUI in Florida even if the vehicle was not moving?

By Matt Olszewski |

Surprisingly you can be arrested for DUI in the state of Florida even if your car’s not moving. If you’re in parking lot properly parked, sleeping in the car with the car running, even with the car not running, under Florida law you can still be charged and arrested for DUI. If you’re pulled… Read More »

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Is a urine test accurate?

By Matt Olszewski |

When it comes to urine testing, I would say that a urine test is not accurate when it comes to prosecuting DUI cases. In any urine case, the best that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is going to be able to do is say that whatever substances are found in your urine, you… Read More »

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Will I lose my driver’s license following conviction in my Florida drunk driving case?

By Matt Olszewski |

You will lose your driver’s license in the state of Florida if you’re convicted of DUI. For a first offense, it can be anywhere from six months to a year. But for a first offense, you’ll be eligible for a hardship or a work permit during that time. If you’re convicted of more than… Read More »

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Can I get a DUI from taking my prescription medication?

By Matt Olszewski |

Absolutely you can get a DUI in Florida for taking your prescription medication. DUI can be proven in the state of Florida if you’re under the influence of any chemical or controlled substance to the extent that what’s called your normal faculties are impaired. So even though you’re prescribed the medication, if that medication… Read More »

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Should I agree to take a breath test?

By Matt Olszewski |

The decision of whether or not to take a breath test is truly yours. At the time that you’re arrested for DUI it doesn’t matter if you blow over the legal limit or under the legal limit you’re still under arrest for DUI and you’re still going to be prosecuted for DUI. So the… Read More »

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Can I get a limited license or work permit following a Florida drunk driving conviction?

By Matt Olszewski |

Absolutely you can get a DUI in Florida for taking your prescription medication. DUI can be proven in the state of Florida if you’re under the influence of any chemical or controlled substance to the extent that what’s called your normal faculties are impaired. So even though you’re prescribed the medication, if that medication… Read More »

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Should I agree to take a breathalyzer test? What happens in Florida if I do not?

By Matt Olszewski |

It is completely up to you whether or not you want to take the breath test in the state of Florida or not. A breath test is conducted after you are under arrest, so you are under no obligation to take that test or not take that test. If you’ve been previously arrested for… Read More »

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