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Category: DUI

How long is a DUI on my record?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI,Firm News on December 8, 2017

That’s a complex question because there are a lot of things that could happen, but you really have to be smart about it, and your lawyer really has to know what they’re doing to get you the best result. The short answer is that a DUI conviction, in the state of Florida, will remain on… read more

Do I need a lawyer for a DUI?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI,FAQ,Firm News on December 1, 2017

Well, it’s entirely possible to address a DUI charge on your own, but we do not recommend it. DUI is a serious charge that shouldn’t be taken lightly, even if you think you have everything you need to prove your case. Driving under the influence is traditionally charged as a misdemeanor in the state of… read more

What is the difference between DUI and DWI?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI,Firm News on November 24, 2017

In the state of Florida, if someone is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances, the acronym that’s applied is DUI for “driving under the influence”. Around the country, there are a variety of different acronyms that sometimes they can be confusing. DWI, “driving while impaired” or “intoxicated” is used… read more

What is the Legal Blood Alcohol Level in Florida?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI,Firm News on November 17, 2017

Well, first, if you’re under the age of majority for drinking, which is 21, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .02%. If you’re driving a commercial vehicle, the limit is .04%. And if you’re over the age of majority for drinking, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08%. What that means… read more

How long can you go to jail for a DUI?

Posted in DUI,Firm News on September 22, 2017

A common fear for people accused of DUI is being sent to jail if they’re convicted, and with good reason. I mean, even with an excellent defense, it’s still a crime; and even if it’s your first time, a judge could always have the discretion to send you away, even if only for 10 or 20… read more

Can You Get a DUI While on a Boat?

Posted in DUI,Firm News on September 8, 2017

My practice is predominantly in South Florida. We’re surrounded by water at every opportunity, which means people enjoy going on personal watercraft and boats alike. A very common question is, “Hey, if I’m out there having a few drinks on the water, can I still be arrested for a DUI-type of crime?” And the answer… read more

Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?

Posted in DUI,Firm News,Personal Injury on July 14, 2017

Every 14 seconds, someone is injured as a result of a car accident; they’re no small matter. If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, and you’ve been injured as the result of the negligence of another person, you need a lawyer. The reason is that most people, 9 times out of 10, have never… read more

Part 4: Know the Answers To The “Test” Before You Take It!

Posted in Civil Rights,DUI,Firm News on October 1, 2015

Part 4: Know The Answers to The “Test” Before You Take It! (This is Part 4 of the blog series, The “Other” DUI: Driving Under the Influence of Ignorance,” by top Hollywood DUI lawyer, Jordan Redavid). If you’ve ever been had to take a test or quiz as a student in school then the feeling… read more

Part 3: Pretextual Stops by Police are Permissible

Posted in Civil Rights,DUI,Firm News on September 28, 2015

I can’t tell you how many times my clients have explained in painstaking detail why they believe the police didn’t pull them over because of a traffic infraction, but rather, because of their race, gender, ethnicity, or something else (i.e. flashy car). In the law, these are referred to as “pretextual” justifications. I usually get the same expression from those clients when I explain that, sadly, even when their sus

Part 2: You Don’t Have To Be Driving To Get a DUI

Posted in DUI,Firm News on September 24, 2015

Remember when I said that Florida’s DUI laws apply to anyone “driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle”? Well, that means exactly what it sounds like: you don’t actually have to be driving to be arrested for DUI.