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Common defenses to drunk driving charges

Drunk driving charges are serious. Even first-time defendants can face stiff fines, suspended driving privileges and, perhaps, time behind bars. The penalties get much harsher for repeat offenders. With all this at stake, it is important to be familiar with defense strategies. When facing drunk driving charges, there are two different types of defenses which fall into two separate categories.

Florida's man defense was he only drank alcohol when stopped

There are many defenses available to individuals charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. However, one defense that will definitely not work is if a driver claims he or she only consumed alcohol when the vehicle was at a stop sign or red light. One Florida man, Earle Stevens Jr., learned that the hard way when he attempted to use that exact defense on June 27th, 2018. 

Property division basics in Florida

Divorce can bring many concerns, among them is how property will be divided between the couple. It helps to understand how property is divided in Florida, so that divorcing spouses can better protect their interests when they are going through a divorce.

Know your options in family law court

No one in Florida looks forward to a family law court proceeding, but these can be some of the most important events in a person's life. From divorce and child support to paternity actions and child custody disputes, the decisions that are made in these proceedings can have a profound impact on a Florida resident's life.

What are the penalties for a DUI conviction in Florida?

Drunk driving is one of the most common criminal charges people face in Florida and throughout the country. Despite public awareness campaigns to alert people of the dangers of drunk driving, thousands of people in Florida are charged with this crime each year. And, the penalties that these individuals face upon conviction can be difficult to overcome.

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