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Understanding Breathalyzer Laws in Florida

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You, or a loved one, was pulled over by police on suspected drunk driving. The officer asks you to get out of the vehicle and asks to administer a breath test. This is a common scenario many Florida drivers encounter. In fact, there were over thirty thousand DUI-related stops and arrests in the Sunshine… Read More »

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Three Important DUI Defenses You Need to Be Aware Of

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Getting pulled over by police and charged with a DUI can be a traumatic and stressful experience. Your driving privileges, auto insurance premiums, and even your freedom are at risk if you are convicted. This is why you need a strategy to mount a thorough and persuasive defense against some or all of the… Read More »

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Pulled Over by a Police Officer – What You Should Do

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Seeing the flashing red and blue lights of a police vehicle can be a traumatic and stressful event. Your heart may begin to pound and you become flustered. It is important, in this moment, to take a deep breath and stay calm. When You First See the Police Car Attempting to Pull You Over… Read More »

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DUI Repeat Offender – Why Legal Representation is So Important

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If you were convicted of a DUI in the past and are now facing another DUI charge, you need to speak to an experienced Florida DUI defense attorney sooner rather than later. Do not display hubris by thinking you can arrange a plea agreement on your own. When you are categorized as a “repeat… Read More »

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Determining Voluntariness of Consent to Search in Florida

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If an officer wants to search your vehicle or home, he or she must first obtain valid consent. In order for consent to be valid, the accused must freely and voluntarily give the consent. It follows, therefore, that if an officer obtains consent as a result of threats, intimidations, misrepresentation, force, or other improper… Read More »

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Consenting to a Search of Your Car by a Florida Police Officer

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Imagine you have just been pulled over by a police officer. He informs you that he just witnessed you driving at over fifteen miles over over the speed limit. You provide the officer with your license and registration and he writes you a ticket. You are about to get on your way when the… Read More »

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Retail Theft in Florida

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You are facing retail theft (shoplifting) charges in Florida and you are wondering two primary questions: (1) will the other side be able to prove their case? and (2) what penalties could I face if convicted? If you are charged with shoplifting in Florida, it is a good idea to hire a local retail… Read More »

The Elements and Possible Consequences of Reemployment Assistance Fraud

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Florida has a Reemployment Assistance Program that allows qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own to receive temporary, partial wage replacement benefits. This program is funded through federal and state employers who pay annual federal and state payroll taxes and qualified workers do not need to pay anything to receive… Read More »

Consequences of Driving with a Suspended License in Florida

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Oftentimes when an individual has their license suspended, this does not mean they stop driving. Typically drivers still need to get around for work or pleasure and they risk getting caught so they can still have access to transportation. However, getting caught driving with a suspended license can have consequences graver than these people… Read More »

DUI Laws and Penalties for First-Time DUI Convictions in Florida

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

You are nearing the end of a long night. You have had a few drinks but believe they are probably “out of your system” so you decide to get into your car and drive home. You almost turn into your familiar driveway but you hear sirens behind you signaling for you to pull over…. Read More »

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