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Recent Posts in DUI Category

  • Can I Be Deported for DUI?

    || 17-Feb-2020

    “Florida has long been home to a large number of immigrants, many of whom hail from the Caribbean. One in five residents in the state is an immigrant, together making up more than a fourth of Florida’s labor force. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Florida’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions ...
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  • Why Are There More DUI Arrests During Summer?

    || 15-Jul-2018

    Summer is a time people like to celebrate by going on picnics and road trips to the beach. Because many people have more free time from work and school during the summer, the roadways are much busier with drivers, including those who have had a few alcoholic beverages before getting behind the wheel. The summer months see an increased presence of law enforcement officers on the lookout for DUIs, ...
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  • Do I Need a DUI Attorney If I Was Barely Over the Legal Limit?

    || 15-Oct-2017

    In all states, it is illegal for any noncommercial motorist to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or greater. Commercial drivers are “legally intoxicated” with a BAC level of just 0.04%. Drivers under the age of 21 will be over the legal limit set by the state’s own laws; in Florida, the legal limit for minors is just 0.02%. Being pulled over with a BAC ...
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  • My Florida Driver's License was Suspended: What Do I Do Now?

    || 6-Sep-2017

    In Florida, as it is in all states, driving is a privilege and not a right. To this end, your driving privileges can be suspended or revoked as a penalty for a number of reasons by taking away or invalidating your Florida driver’s license. One of the most common reasons a driver’s license is suspended in Florida is being arrested for or convicted of driving under the influence ( DUI ), ...
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  • Florida Penalties for DUI

    || 30-Jun-2017

    According to Florida law, DUI is a criminal offense that is proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol content (BAC) of.08 or above. The following are the potential DUI offenses according to the number of convictions: First DUI Offense Maximum jail sentence of six months Fine between $500 and $1,000, if BAC is.08 or above Fine between $1,000 and $2,000, if BAC is.15 or ...
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  • Statement to Law Enforcement

    || 30-Dec-2015

    If you encounter law enforcement this holiday season, or in the future, it is important to know and exercise your rights. Please save this Statement to Law Enforcement Exercising Your Rights to your phone, or print it to keep on you at all times. You never know when you may need it. All of us at Albaugh Law wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year. Stay safe and remember we are here 24/7 if ...
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  • 4th of July brings many residents of St. Johns County and people across the state together to celebrate the birth of our great nation. Family and friends gather for trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. Many Floridians choose to responsibly enjoy a cocktail or two or a few beers during the holiday, however some end up overindulging. While drinking a little too much is not a crime in and of ...
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  • Search & Seizure - Part 2: Know Your Rights!

    || 24-Apr-2015

    If you don’t know your rights, you cannot exercise them to protect yourself. In part two of our blog on search and seizure, I will focus on street encounters with law enforcement. As a criminal defense attorney people always ask me about their rights if an officer comes up to them on the street and asks them questions without a reason to do so. They wonder if they have to answer, if they can ...
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  • Search & Seizure - Part 1: Just Say "No" to Searches

    || 17-Apr-2015

    Do you understand your Fourth Amendment right against unlawful searches and seizures? Few people do, and law enforcement often takes advantage of the average person’s ignorance regarding their rights and uses it to perform searches, gather evidence and build cases against them when they would otherwise be unable to do so. In this blog we will discuss the two most common scenarios where you ...
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  • To blow or not to blow: That is a tough question. Unlike last week in part 2 when you learned that other than for entertainment purposes with your friends, there is no real benefit to performing field sobriety exercises, deciding whether or not to provide a breath sample can be tricky. Hopefully after reading this blog you will have the information necessary to make the right choice if you are ...
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  • Want to have some fun at the next party or BBQ you host? Set up some DUI Field Sobriety Exercise stations for your friends and get out your video camera. You don’t even need alcohol. Last week in Part 1 of this blog on what everyone needs to know about DUI, we discussed how a DUI investigation typically begins in one of two ways: A law enforcement officer stops a vehicle when he believes the ...
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  • As a criminal defense attorney, the second most common question I get asked is, “What should I do if I have been drinking and get pulled over?” The truth is that it depends, and even after practicing criminal law for over 16 years and having conducted over 40 DUI jury trials as a prosecutor and defense attorney, my own mind would be spinning if I found myself in that situation. Over ...
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