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DUI and the 4th

DUI and the 4th

July 4th is tomorrow, a Wednesday.  That won’t dampen revelers and parties from getting out of hand.  The 4th of July holiday is right in the middle of summer-a little over a month since the last holiday Memorial Day and more than a month to the next one-Labor Day.  Perhaps that’s why so many people really celebrate on the 4th.

The partying and public fireworks displays means people will be taking to the roads.  The police ramp up patrols for this holiday and they’re aggressively looking for impaired drivers.  In addition to the spike in DUI arrests, there’s also a spike in disorderly conduct arrests, domestic violence cases and other crimes.

I’ve been a Clearwater DUI lawyer for more than 2 decades and have seen my share of DUI clients coming to me after a rough 4th.  If you or a loved one find yourself in legal trouble as a result of celebrating on this holiday, give me a call and I will help you.  I’m just a phone call away and I’m always working.

If you are arrested for a DUI, it’s serious. Florida laws are tough on those driving under the influence of alcohol, chemicals including prescription drugs, or illegal drugs. Driving or actual physical control of a vehicle while impaired by alcoholic beverages, chemicals, or controlled substances can result in various charges. These offenses vary in severity of punishment, but, except for commercial vehicle cases, require proof that the accused: drove or was in actual physical control of a vehicle; was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, a chemical substance listed in Florida Statutes, Section 877.111, or a controlled substance listed in Florida Statutes, Chapter 893; was impaired or had a blood or breath alcohol level of .08 or higher. Such conduct is unlawful even on private property.

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