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Why the Field Sobriety Tests?

September 24th, 2019

You’ve probably watched DUI stops on television and in the movies. Maybe you’ve seen them on those reality cop shows. You’ve probably watched as the cop pulled the person over, asked the driver if he or she was drinking, and told the person to step outside of the car to perform drunk tests, which are actually called…

How a DUI Can Impact Education Possibilities

September 10th, 2019

In our society and particularly Florida, which is known for being a spring break destination, drinking and partying is a common part of everyday life, especially among college students. College students often drink alcohol after exams, on Friday and Saturday nights, and sometimes on a daily basis. If you’re in a college fraternity or sorority,…

Can I Get Fired for a DUI in Florida?

August 13th, 2019

Are you facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Florida? If this is the first time you’ve been arrested for DUI, you probably have some pressing questions. “Will I go to jail? Will I lose my driver license? Will my insurance premiums skyrocket?” and “Will I get fired if I’m convicted of DUI?”…

What Are My Miranda Rights, and When Are They Read?

July 23rd, 2019

Under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you are protected from making self-incriminating statements. That means you do not have to testify against yourself if something you say might implicate you in the crime you are being investigated for. Miranda Rights In 1966, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Miranda v. Arizona, that your…

Age of Consent in Florida

April 30th, 2019

Legal Sex Age in Florida In Florida, the age of consent is 18 years old, sexual intercourse with someone who is under 18 is considered statutory rape. There is a close-in-age exemption (Romeo & Juliet Law) allowing minors who are 16 or 17 to have sex with someone no older than 23 years old. Here…

What Are the Consequences for Crimes Committed by Minors During Spring Break?

March 29th, 2019

Every spring, thousands of vacationers and tourists make their way to Pensacola to enjoy boating, jet skiing, and other fun Spring Break activities. Although Spring Break is a time to enjoy the beach and Florida’s vibrant nightlife, arrests for DUI, drinking in public, and drug possession increase significantly during this time of year. If you are…