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Faulty Drug Test Kit Gets Florida Man Arrested

Safariland, a company that produces roadside drug test kits, and the city of Orlando have been named in a lawsuit brought forward by a man arrested on inaccurate charges of crystal methamphetamine possession. The substance taken from his vehicle and tested during the traffic stop proved to be sugar glaze pieces from Krispy Kreme donuts.

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Ignition Interlock Devices and Florida Law

Drinking and driving is a national concern, and efforts to prevent DUI accidents have spanned many decades. Ignition interlock is an important tool used by officials to prevent repeat offenses by restricting driving activity by an intoxicated individual. To start a vehicle equipped with this system, an individual must breathe into an apparatus that assesses blood alcohol levels. Intoxication should prevent driving.

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Why Florida Residents May Benefit from New Drug Policies

According to a report from Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, the personal use and possession of drugs should be decriminalized. Each year, 1.25 million people are taken into custody by police for drug possession in the United States, which equates to one person being taken into custody every 25 seconds.

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Company Invents Patch that Tells Drivers when They Are Drunk

It is common for people in Florida to choose designated drivers when they go out on the town. However, a problem may occur when the designated driver accidentally has a few too many drinks.

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When Prosecutors Hide Evidence from The Defense

Prosecutors in Florida have a constitutional duty to inform defense attorneys about all exculpatory evidence in a case. Unfortunately, some prosecutors ignore this duty in an effort to better their odds of winning at trial. Doing so is both morally reprehensible and unethical.

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Getting Back on The Road After a DUI Arrest

DUI is an area of law where a person can face a punishment-suspension of their driver’s license-before they are convicted of a crime. Fair or unfair, it is a reality faced by thousands of Floridians every year.

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Saliva Test for THC Could Become Law Enforcement Tool

Drivers in Florida who police believe are impaired may be subject to other roadside tests besides the Breathalyzer in the future. Scientists at Stanford University have developed a saliva test that they say detects THC in a matter of minutes.

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Florida Man Faces a Raft of Drug Charges After Search

Police in Florida say that a 52-year-old Palatka man who was taken into custody on Sept. 9 was manufacturing and selling methamphetamine out of his Gaskin Road residence. The man is also accused of dealing cocaine and opioids.

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Potential Drunk Driving Penalties

There are multiple reasons that Florida residents might have a driver’s license suspended or revoked, and some of the causes for this involve alcohol. A license may be suspended when a person refuses to test for intoxication, and a revocation takes place if a conviction is obtained for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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Study Shows the Importance of Rules in Curbing Underage Drinking

A new study reveals how important rules are in helping to prevent underage drinking in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. Underage drinking is linked to engaging in other high-risk behaviors, including drunk driving. By curbing underage drinking, it is also possible to reduce the number of underage drunk driving incidents.

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