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What Prosecutors Look at When Reducing a DUI to Wet Reckless

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Florida, you may qualify to resolve the charges by entering a plea known as “wet reckless.” Basically, even though there is evidence that you were drunk driving, you would work out an agreement with the prosecutor to admit that you were reckless… Read More »

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Should I Request a Formal Review Hearing for a Florida DUI?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

When you are arrested for drunk driving in Florida, law enforcement will immediately confiscate your driver’s license, issue a 10-day temporary driving permit, and forward all arrest information to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). In most cases, the DHSMV will then send you a notice regarding the suspension of your… Read More »

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4 Florida DUI Laws You Need to Know

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The basics of Florida’s statute on driving under the influence of alcohol are well-known to motorists, so you know you face penalties if you are convicted of drunk driving. However, there are subtleties involved with the laws that many people do not know. You could be surprised by the details at any point along… Read More »

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How to Beat a Breathalyzer in a Florida DUI Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’re arrested for drunk driving in Florida, it’s likely that police will ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test for purposes of determining your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). As you may be aware, the legal limit is .08 percent to be considered driving under the influence per se; another important figure is… Read More »

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How Prescription Medications Affect Florida DUI Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Medication, whether prescription or not, can have powerful effects on the human body. Lawmakers recognized that controlled substances may seriously impact a motorist’s physical and cognitive capabilities, which is why Florida’s driving under the influence statute includes a prohibition on drugged driving. If you get pulled over by police on suspicion of DUI, you’ll… Read More »

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Can Florida Police Request Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’re pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Florida, you know there’s a chance that officers will request you to perform field sobriety tests to check your level of impairment. In many situations, police will employ one or more of the three standardized field sobriety tests described by AAA: horizontal gaze nystagmus,… Read More »

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FAQs About Florida’s Accident Report Privilege in DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you’re involved in a car accident after consuming a few drinks, you could find yourself in a difficult predicament. Florida imposes a duty to provide information and render assistance for motorists, which requires you to give responding law enforcement officers your name, address, registration, and other information. At the same time, fulfilling this… Read More »

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5 Factors That Can Make Florida DUI Charges Worse

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A conviction for violating Florida’s DUI law can make your life very difficult, as it could be months before you can legally drive again, you’ll have to pay hefty fines, and you may even face jail time. Under the circumstances, you want to do everything possible to defend your interests and obtain the best… Read More »

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What Does Your Tongue Say About You in a Florida Drugged Driving Case?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While drunk driving may get more attention in the news headlines, it’s important to remember that you could be arrested for drugged driving under Florida’s statute on driving under the influence. The law prohibits operating a vehicle while your faculties are impaired by a controlled substance, a definition which includes marijuana. However, you probably… Read More »

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Non-Jail Options for Florida DUI Cases

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If you were arrested for violating Florida’s statute on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), you probably know that you face many different punishment scenarios. Being a criminal offense, a drunk driving conviction could even lead to jail time depending on the circumstances. The last thing you want is to be… Read More »

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