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The Process of Applying for A Hardship License After A DUI

After losing a driver’s license because of a DUI conviction in Florida, you may be able to get a hardship license that allows you to drive for work purposes. At Hoskins & Penton, P.A., we often help clients to resolve the issues that led to the suspension or revocation and take steps to have it reinstated.

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Can You Drink Alcohol on Florida Beaches?

It is no secret that Florida has some of the world’s best beaches. Whether you are a state resident or simply here to spend time enjoying the thousands of miles of gorgeous coastline, you may wonder whether it is legal to have a beer, glass of wine or cocktail while relaxing in your beach chair.

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Defenses Against Breathalyzer Evidence You Should Know

Some people in law enforcement might tell you that a high BAC level on a breathalyzer is definitive proof that a driver has consumed a few too many drinks before getting behind the wheel. That is far from the truth.

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Is Probation a Broadly Fair and Rational Process?

We don’t mince words on our website at the established Clearwater criminal defense law firm of Hoskins & Penton when we address the reality of probation for legions of affected individuals. We directly note this: “It’s like being sentenced without a trial.”

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Reckless Driving on Social Media and Florida Highways

A 70-year-old Lakeland, Florida, man was recently arrested for reckless driving. He was barreling along I-4 while standing on the driver’s seat, much of his body protruding up through the moonroof of his Cadillac.

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Is My Florida Criminal Record Going to Be a Lifelong Impediment?

There is virtually no doubt among legal authorities in any American state, including Florida, that a criminal record relating to what is considered a major crime (a rape, robbery or drug trafficking offense, for example) should permanently attach to a defendant.

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How to Handle Being Pulled Over After a Couple of Drinks

If you’ve ever been pulled over and questioned by a police officer, you’ve probably wondered about the best way to handle the situation. For instance, do you have to discuss where you are going, or where you are coming from? Are you forced to comply with field sobriety tests?

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What Are the Consequences for A Florida DUI?

Florida residents report driving after drinking too much at a higher percent than the national average, which is why it is important to know the consequences. What penalties will Floridians face for a first, second and third DUI?

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Recent SCOTUS Decision Broadens Privacy Rights

A landmark decision that may have a huge impact on people in Florida was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 22. The decision will greatly expand the privacy protections that people enjoy under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Underage DUI Charges May Be Filed for Low Alcohol Concentrations

Some minors who are under the age of 21 in Florida may be surprised that they can be charged with a DUI when they have very little alcohol in their systems. Like all of the other states, Florida has a zero-tolerance law in place that establishes a much lower blood alcohol concentration limit for minors than for older drivers.

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