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November 2019 Archives

Man arrested after fatal accident while allegedly high on drugs

When people are arrested for driving under the influence in Tampa and across Florida, they might automatically associate it with alcohol. However, many incidents involve people who were allegedly high on drugs. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can hinder a person's judgment and lead to recklessness, diminished reflexes and an auto accident. Still, people who are involved in a crash - especially one in which there was a fatality - and are confronted with charges for operating under the influence should understand the potential penalties they will face. And with that information, craft a strong defense.

Tampering with or circumventing an ignition interlock device

Facing drunk driving charges in Florida can lead to a variety of penalties that could negatively impact a person's life in myriad ways. With fines, potential jail time and the loss of driving privileges, it is important to formulate a strong and effective defense to avoid the worst possible consequences. One penalty that a person convicted of operating under the influence might face is having an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle.

How do police decide when to pull a driver over?

Perhaps you've been out with friends enjoying your weekend, or maybe you're on your way home from a romantic evening out with your partner when you see the flashing lights behind you. Nothing can ruin a pleasant evening like a stop for suspected drunk driving. At this point, you may be wondering what brought law enforcement's attention to you, and why he or she decided to pull you over.

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