Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Under Fla.Stat. §316.293(1)(a), a person is guilty of a DUI in Florida if he or she is driving under the influence of any controlled substance to the extent that the person’s normal facilities are impaired. Fla.Stat. §316.1934(1) states that a person’s normal facilities include, in general, the performance of the many mental and physical activities […]

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Arrests for alcohol-related criminal offenses such as DUI, underage drinking , BUI (Boating Under the Influence) and disorderly conduct increase during the winter and spring holidays. Arrests for DUI are highest during the time period from Thanksgiving weekend to New Year’s Day. This winter period, as well as spring break, are both periods when many […]

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Visitors to Florida on vacation sometimes make mistakes resulting in transgressions like DUI or drug possession charges. If not dealt with expediently, such a situation has the capacity to become a very difficult situation in the future. What may result is the necessity to make frequent trips back and forth between home and Florida to […]

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Bicycles and DUI

Florida Statutes §316.003(75) defines “vehicle” as “every device, in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.” Under this definition, the State of Florida considers a bicycle a “vehicle” and therefore cyclists, like the operators of […]

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