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What happens if I get caught driving after a DUI suspension in Okaloosa County?

If you were convicted of a DUI in Okaloosa County, or anywhere in Florida, your driving privileges were most likely suspended for at least 6 months, up to a lifetime revocation. If you are caught driving while serving a DUI suspension, you will be charged with Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR), in violation… Read More



DUI Reduced in Fort Walton Beach for Military Member

LW was a military member who was charged with DUI in Fort Walton Beach. Due to his high profile status, he was told by his unit that if he was convicted of DUI, his career in the military would likely be over. On the surface, it looked like LW had a weak case. He had… Read More



Can I be charged with Felony DUI in Destin if I have priors?

The short answer to the question above is yes. However, an effective Destin DUI lawyer should know how to block the State in some cases from using your prior DUI conviction to enhance your current charge to a felony. Being charged with DUI in Destin is scary enough. But if the State is claiming that… Read More



Getting a Destin DUI Charge Reduced or Dismissed

If you have been charged with a DUI in Destin, you probably have a lot of questions. One of them might be whether there is any way to get the DUI charge knocked down to Reckless Driving, or dismissed altogether. If so, you are not alone. It’s one of the most common questions that clients… Read More



Destin Felony DUI With Serious Bodily Injury Reduced To Misdemeanor

Drunk driving cases are treated harshly in Destin, and when someone gets seriously hurt as the result of a DUI accident, the penalties can be devastating. AB hired me to defend him. He was charged with DUI with Serious Bodily Injury. The allegations against him involved a drunk driving accident that resulted in his friend… Read More



Destin DUI Reduced To Reckless Driving

DUI cases in Destin are complex. There is a long checklist of potential legal issues that I look at in every DUI case in order to effectively defend my clients. Sometimes, I focus on the traffic stop. Other times, it might be the Field Sobriety Tests. In this case, I focused on the urine testing… Read More



DUI Checkpoints In Okaloosa County.

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that DUI checkpoints or roadblocks are legal as long as certain guidelines are followed carefully. The Supreme Court also ruled that individual states can decide for themselves whether roadblocks will be legal in their particular state. Florida is one state that has decided that checkpoints are legal as… Read More



Can I Get Jail Time For A DUI In Fort Walton Beach?

No matter what you’ve been arrested for in Fort Walton Beach, you are probably scared about the possibility of going to jail. Maybe you had to spend a night in jail when you were arrested and you’re terrified about having to go back. I decided to write this blog about jail sentences in DUI cases… Read More



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