If you've been arrested for DUI in Broward County, you'll have several options available to you in court. Unfortunately, pre-trial diversion is not one of them, at least not yet.
DUI is a criminal offense, and anyone convicted of the crime faces an assortment of penalties.
The odor of marijuana emanating from a person or from a driver's vehicle has long been a legal reason for an officer to conduct a search of that person or his or her vehicle.
Many jurisdictions offer pre-trial diversion programs that are designed to help first-offenders charged with non-violent crimes to rehabilitate and avoid a criminal record.
Just because you blew over the legal limit doesn't mean you'll be convicted at trial. For example, take the 'absorption/elimination' defense.
If you're a Florida driver's license holder, and you get arrested for DUI in another state, your driver's license might be at risk. The key word here is,'might.'
One of the problems law enforcement and prosecutors have to overcome when prosecuting DUI drug offenses is being able to tie alleged drug consumption with impairment at the time of driving.
House arrest, officially titled, "Community Control," is a more restrictive form of probation authorized by Florida Statutes Section 948.10.
Not everyone who's been arrested for DUI needs a lawyer. It depends on a few different factors. The first one is your objective. For example, will a conviction bring jail time, and do you care?
The ignition interlock device, or IID, is a breath alcohol measuring device that is connected to the ignition system in your car.