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March fatal crash leads to arrest and DUI manslaughter charge

Drinking and driving is never a good idea, and it can lead to a drunk driver being held responsible for injuries or even deaths of others. One night's fun may turn out to be nothing compared to the lifelong consequences if a DUI allegation turns into a conviction. When a person is convicted on DUI manslaughter charges in Florida, there is a mandatory minimum four-year sentence.

What to do if arrested for DUI in Florida

There are times when Florida motorists are pulled over for traffic stops and end up facing alcohol or controlled substance-related charges. Being arrested for DUI can be a very stressful experience and a person charged with this offense might be confused about where to turn for help. It might prove beneficial to know that anyone facing such charges has the right to consult a criminal defense lawyer in the area.

Woman may need help after arrested for DUI 3 times in a week

Unfortunately, drunk driving is something very common here in Florida and throughout the rest of the country. Some people who drive while drunk may have an alcohol problem and may need help. However, sometimes drastic measures are necessary in order to get these drunk drivers off the road and into a rehabilitation treatment program to help them with their problem. Help with an alcohol problem may be something that one woman here in Florida needs after being arrested three times in a week for DUI.

Florida bicyclists injured in drunk driving crash

An accident took place in Hillsborough County, Florida, on a recent Monday night that injured two people. The drunk driving crash reportedly occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. The man behind the wheel of the vehicle that is alleged to have been involved in the accident agreed to police officers' request to take a breathalyzer test and reportedly failed it.

Alleged drunk driver wrecks, truck catches fire

According to law enforcement authorities with the Florida Highway patrol, an allegedly intoxicated driver crashed into a pickup truck, causing the truck to burst into flames. Reportedly, the accident occurred on Feb. 13 in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike around 7:30 a.m. in Boca Raton.

Woman incarcerated for DUI after driving wrong way

A female Florida resident has been taken into custody by police after accusations of DUI and improper operation of a motor vehicle. They claim to have found her driving in the wrong lanes of a highway in Tampa. Authorities reported that the incident occurred at 1:26 a.m. on Feb. 5.

The profound effects of DUI charges in Florida

Florida residents charged with even their first DUI offenses may face serious penalties. People who are convicted of drunk driving charges are often ordered to pay fines, court costs and other fees associated with driving school, ignition interlock devices and other penalties. The monetary costs of DUI convictions are often intensified by the detrimental effects convictions can have on accused people's professional lives.

Man driving the wrong way taken into custody

A vehicle driven by a 48-year-old man was stopped by Florida police after it was spotted going the wrong way on Jan. 5. A trooper noticed the man's silver Dodge pickup going northbound in the southbound lane of Route 19. The vehicle was pulled over near Marine Parkway, and the trooper was almost hit as attempted to make the traffic stop.

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