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Posted by John P. Rutkowski | May 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

316.1939 Refusal to submit to testing; penalties: Any person who has refused to submit to a chemical or physical test of his or her breath, blood, or urine, as described in s. 316.193, and whose driving privilege was previously suspended for a prior refusal to submit to a lawful test of his or h...


Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Nov 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

FLORIDA DUI SANCTIONS: FIRST TIME DUI JAIL TIME. Maximum of 6 months in jail.   If the driver's blood/breath alcohol (BAC) was .15 or higher, or there was a minor in the vehicle, the maximum jail sentence is 9 months. Probation 6 to 12 months. Fines $500 to $1000.  If the blood alcohol level was...


Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Mar 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Discovery -- Medical records -- Investigative subpoenas -- Circuit court departed from essential requirements of law by denying objection to state's subpoena of defendant's toxicology records for purposes of criminal prosecution of defendant, who was charged with leaving scene of ...

Drunk Driving and Breathalyzer

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | May 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are many terms for drunk driving. Some states refer to it as Driving Under the Influence (DUI), some use the name Driving While Impaired/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and other states use Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). No matter what term your jurisdiction uses, any form of operating...

DUI Vehicle Stop

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the hearing to suppress, the arresting officer, who had training and experience on how to identify someone who was under the influence, testified that at around 7:22 p.m., he reported to the Azalea Lounge to investigate a potential vehicle accident. When he arrived, he encountered the def...

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