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What to really expect when you get pulled over after drinking

There's often a disconnect in our brains between the idea of driving after we've had a couple of drinks and the reality of what happens when we get pulled over by an officer of the law. You will stand a much better chance of directing this dangerous situation to the best possible outcome if you remain calm and stay in control.

Lawyer: Florida DUI breath-alcohol device may not be accurate

There are a number of factors that can go into a DUI case, and prosecutors rely on certain data to garner convictions. If a Fort Myers resident is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, they will likely be asked to take a Breathalyzer exam, which measures breath alcohol levels. The results of that test can be used in court to prove whether or not someone had been drinking - as long as the exam is a reliable source.

Woman hits Lee County patrol car, charged with DUI

As the warmer weather arrives, more people come out and enjoy the amenities that Fort Myers has to offer. There are restaurants which offer outdoor seating and a place to catch up with friends and soak in the sunshine. However, some people have a cocktail or two and then get in their car to drive home, which can result in being convicted of drunk driving. DWI charges come with a number of penalties, including license suspension.

South Florida man faces charges after fatal DUI crash

People make mistakes and when they do, there are often serious penalties for those mistakes, especially when it comes to drinking and driving. One of the more serious charges that a drunk driver can face is DUI manslaughter and as one might expect, the penalty can be a prison sentence and being labeled as a felon, if convicted.

DUI arrest in Fort Myers may hurt pitcher's professional chance

One of the harshest penalties for DWI conviction is the loss of one's ability to drive in Fort Myers. Often, license suspension is a sentence handed to people who have a history of drunk driving but it is not limited to that situation. Even a person who is convicted of a first-time drunk driving offense could have their license taken away from them if they caused damage to property or to other people. In addition, a person can lose their job or even risk a professional opportunity.

Woman arrested for DUI in Coral Gables had child in car

When someone drives while under the influence of alcohol, there can be potential consequences that occur if they are found guilty. One consequence might be the paying of fines or being ordered to serve a specific amount of time in the county jail. If the person is employed, he or she may find their job in jeopardy, especially if the person holds a position involving driving. If a person happens to have children in the car with them and that person is found guilty of a drunk driving offense, that person might even risk losing custody of those children.

Repeat DUI offender arrested in Cape Coral on multiple charges

Often, the possible penalties a person who has been convicted of drunk driving faces are severe enough to deter them from engaging in such behavior, but this is not always the case. There are some drivers who do not seem to be able to keep themselves from getting behind the wheel of their car after consuming alcohol -- even after losing the legal right to drive.

Florida Supreme Court hears arguments over admissibility of DUI breathalyzer tests

On Tuesday, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments involving the admissibility of breathalyzer exams used in DUI cases. Defendants charged with Florida DUIs are attempting subpoena documents from the manufacturer of the breathalyzer, CMI that disclose how the software of the device works. The Supreme Court has to determine whether a Florida resident can directly subpoena the documents, or do they have to first have a Kentucky court approve the request.

Intoxilyzer 8000 readings questioned in Ohio

The Intoxilyzer 8000 the only breath-testing device authorized for use in Florida and subject to litigation in several cases, including one in the Florida Supreme Court. But Florida is not alone, as a story from the Cleveland Plain Dealer discusses some of the problems with the machines in Ohio.

Judge issues ruling that questions breathalyzer machines accuracy

A few weeks ago, we discussed a Florida case that involved the Intoxilyzer 8000. The Intoxilyzer is only breath-testing machine authorized for use by Florida law enforcement to test the blood alcohol content (BAC). The BAC indicates the amount of alcohol in the blood stream, and in theory, the level of intoxication.

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