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How Does Alcohol Get on Your Breath?

If you ask anyone in Clearwater to describe to you the first image that pops into their head when you say the term “driving under the influence,” they will likely tell you that they envision a person standing on the side of road blowing into a handheld breath measurement device.

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Legalizing Marijuana at The Federal Level

A change in the drug laws at the federal level could have drastic effects on those facing or with past convictions for a drug crime. Lawmakers on Capital Hill are currently looking into federal marijuana laws.

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Can You Reinstate a Suspended License for Employment Reasons?

When faced with a DUI charge, a driver’s license revocation may be one of the most serious consequences. DUIs are criminal offenses in the state of Florida and allegations of DUI have severe penalties attached.

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Social Media May Complicate Your DUI Case

The Clearwater area has thousands of bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and other places where you can have a beer or cocktail.

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Drunk Driving Charges and Your Social Life

When it comes to the consequences that DUI charges often bring, many people focus on the financial penalties that come with these cases, the impact on one’s career and even the emotional toll of a drunk driving case. However, there are many other hardships that those who are pulled over for DUI often endure, including some which do not receive as much attention.

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The Consequences of Receiving a DUI Charge

As a Florida driver, you know that driving under the influence is a serious problem and comes with heavy consequences. In a state where the rate of driving under the influence is higher than the national average, it is important to stay educated on legal issues.

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Why Is the Rastafarian Defense Not Effective?

The Rastafarian religion is a recognized religious organization. Generally, religious exemptions and defenses stand up in court because of the constitutional right to freedom of religion. The government cannot impose on this right, and Florida courts typically follow this precedent.

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Oral Surgery Could Lead to Adolescent Drug Use

Dental pain can be excruciating, and many dentists prescribe pain killers understanding that their patients legitimately need the relief, particularly after oral surgery such as having wisdom teeth removed. However, in some cases, taking these medications as prescribed can lead to addiction for some people.

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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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