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Are there penalties for a breath test refusal in Florida?

If you are stopped by police in Hillsborough County and suspected of driving while intoxicated, you will usually be asked to submit to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol content level. Refusing to submit to testing of your breath, blood or urine may subject you to a second criminal charge in addition to the drunk driving charges for which you were originally arrested.

Electronic data as evidence

When mounting a criminal defense, keeping out evidence that could turn the jury against the defendant is critical. But the prosecution will use every legal precedent to get that evidence before the jurors. Evidence that has been obtained without a warrant is usually a target of the criminal defense team.

Synthetic hash oil bust leads to multiple charges

Despite the stepped-up efforts of Florida and federal law enforcement agencies to crack down in the spread of synthetic drugs in this state, the problem persists. In some ways, it may be getting worse, as some sellers of these substances are bold enough to market them from retail establishments.

What is Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law?

Every state has different laws regarding self-defense. Sections 776.012 and 776.013 of the Florida Statutes provide residents of the Sunshine State the right to use deadly force to defend their own lives. These particular laws are often colloquially called the “Stand Your Ground” law. There are some particulars to this statute, however, and it is important for residents to understand them.

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