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5 Steps To Take After DUI Arrest in St. Johns County

After you are arrested for a Florida DUI and you blew over .08 or refused the breath test, likely the St. Johns County Law Enforcement Officer seized your Florida Driver’s License and the bad news is your driving privilege has been suspended.

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Boating Under the Influence (“BUI”)

BUI is also similar to DUI in that it is an “enhanced” offense. This means although a first offense is a second-degree misdemeanor, with each subsequent arrest the penalties become more severe.

Repeat Offenses

In Florida, the State enhance penalties and charging levels (misdemeanor vs. felony) for repeat offenses.

DNA Cases

Because of scientific advances, and due to public perception (based largely on television), society expects DNA to be a part of just about every criminal case.

Sex Crimes

Sex-related offenses in Florida are classified as felonies. In addition to the harsh penalties associated with felony convictions, sex offenses result in the most restrictive and devastating sanctions.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes in Florida typically include assault, battery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and homicide (as well as other variations of those offenses).

Transportation of Drugs

With prescription drug prices through the roof and the legalization of cannabis in some states, the business of transporting drugs has never been more profitable.