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March 30, 2021

The Worst Excuses for a DUI You Can Give 

No, DUI is not funny. It only takes one arrest and the sudden need for a St. Augustine DUI attorney to learn that. But it is funny what some people actually think is going to get the officer to just let them go.  In our other […]
March 18, 2021

How to Get Your License Back After a DUI

Getting your driver’s license back and getting back on the road after a DUI can be a lot more complicated than you think.   You’ve heard it many times; driving is a privilege, not a right. The fact that you own the car, that you live […]
March 2, 2021

Did You Know? Shocking Florida Drunk Driving Statistics

There’s some good news but still plenty of bad news that may find you in need of a St. Augustine DUI attorney, to be found in Florida DUI numbers.   The good news is, Floridians seem to be getting the message about drinking and driving. Either […]
February 16, 2021

DUI and Auto Insurance

Will you be able to get auto insurance after you’ve gotten a DUI in St. Augustine? Car insurance is not something that’s owed to you, or that you’re entitled to. When you buy auto insurance, you’re basically paying a company to take on risk you don’t […]
February 1, 2021

A Cheat Sheet: What to Ask Your Potential St. Augustine DUI Lawyer 

 Who you choose to represent you in a DUI case is a very important decision. This is a life-changing event, with many things on the line. So don’t just take anybody. Take the time to interview several St. Augustine DUI attorneys. And when you do, ask […]
January 19, 2021

You Got it Wrong! Famous and Infamous Myths About DUI

You might think you know some things for sure about drinking and driving. But do you?  When you’ve been pulled over and an officer says you’re driving under the influence, you can scream “Fake news!” all you want. And it may very well be fake news, […]
January 4, 2021

Can I Be Fired for Getting a DUI?

Part of what’s so powerful about getting arrested for DUI in St. Augustine is just how many different ways it can affect your life going forward.  While you might want to minimize your DUI arrest in your mind as much as possible, the truth is that […]
December 23, 2020

How to Find a Lawyer in St. Augustine

Whether it’s for a DUI or a range of other needs, choosing the right legal representation is vitally important, so you should be careful making that choice. There are two professions where people are sometimes forced by circumstances into choosing someone to help them, knowing little […]
December 7, 2020

What is DUI School Like?

After you’ve worked with your St. Augustine DUI Attorney to get through your case and sentencing, a highly likely requirement will be a course at DUI school. Be a good student.  You’ve probably had a lot of questions throughout your DUI experience. And hopefully you had […]
November 23, 2020

How Many Drinks Before You Risk a DUI?

Know your limits. And know how quickly and easily your limits are reached. Any good St. Augustine DUI attorney will tell you; the best way to avoid a DUI is to not drink and drive. And the best way to not drink and drive is to […]
November 9, 2020

Taking a DUI Case to Trial

If you think a proposed plea deal isn’t good enough, you have a right for you and your St. Augustine DUI attorney to take your case to trial. But if you do, you should know what you’re getting into.  When and why would you want to […]
October 26, 2020

Things Police Officers Don’t Like During a DUI Stop

There’s not a single thing to be gained by making an officer who pulled you over for a possible DUI get an even worse impression of you. Your St. Augustine DUI attorney won’t be in the car with you when you get pulled over. And while […]
October 12, 2020

What to Expect in Jail After a DUI Arrest

You don’t get to control anything. And nobody is going to care how you review your stay on Yelp. When you think of life’s unpleasantries to avoid, you think of Yoko Ono concerts, root canals, and dinners with that couple that only wants to talk about […]
September 28, 2020

What is Probation for a DUI Like?

Remember getting grounded by your parents as a kid? They may have been preparing you for the court system.  Once you and your St. Augustine DUI attorney emerge from court, you’ll most likely have probation as a part of your sentence. These are restrictions the court […]
September 14, 2020

Pleading and Plea Bargaining in a DUI Case

Pleading and Plea Bargaining in a DUI Case Courts are highly motivated to make a deal with you. You and your St. Augustine DUI Attorney just have to figure out if it’s the best deal possible.  Do you have a grand vision of your DUI case […]
August 17, 2020

What to Look for in a St. Augustine DUI Attorney

What to Look for in a St. Augustine DUI Attorney Anyone who’s been convicted of DUI and gotten a harsh sentence will gladly tell you; it really, really matters who your lawyer is. You probably think the time to look for and choose a qualified St. […]
August 3, 2020

Will My DUI Case Get Thrown Out if the Police Don’t Tell Me My Miranda Rights?

Yeah, you see them read on TV all the time, but there are many subtleties to those Miranda rights. It’s every drunk driver’s fantasy. You were guilty as you could be, but what a stroke of luck, the officer forgot to read you your Miranda rights […]
August 3, 2020

Should You Represent Yourself in Your DUI Case?

“Gee, it looks easy and even downright fun when people represent themselves in court on sitcoms, so why can’t I do it in real life?” Well now that you’ve been busted, you have a choice to make. Do you really need a good St. Augustine DUI […]
August 3, 2020

How to Answer an Officer’s Questions During a DUI Stop

Remember all the anxiety that pop quizzes gave you in school? This one’s worse. In all likelihood, if you ever get pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, your St. Augustine DUI attorney won’t be in the car with you. That means you’ll need […]
July 6, 2020

How Can I Defend Myself Against a DUI?

A good St. Augustine DUI lawyer can explore multiple ways to avoid a conviction You may not especially care how you avoid a DUI conviction, as long it’s avoided. But be prepared to work with your DUI attorney to identify the best, most relevant defense possible […]
June 22, 2020

Can the Police Search My Car During a DUI Stop?

Learn how much officers can “look around” if you’re stopped in St. Augustine for DUI It doesn’t matter if you practically “live” in your car. Your car is neither your home nor your castle. Any good St. Augustine DUI attorney will tell you about a little […]
May 22, 2020

You Might Get Busted for DUI If…

When you get pulled over, the officer is doing a lot more looking and assessing than talking. Fans of comedian Jeff Foxworthy are probably quite familiar with his “You Might Be a Redneck If…” routine. It’s quite a laundry list of telltale signs that you are […]
May 11, 2020

Will I Lose My License if I Refuse a Breathalyzer During a St. Augustine DUI Stop?

Florida law presents a tough choice for those who don’t want to submit to a roadside test. There you are on the side of the road, blue lights flashing behind you. An officer has pulled you over for cause and wants you to agree to a […]
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