Monthly Archives: December 2010

DUI Elements Explained – Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level (UBAL) DUI

One of the two ways in which a Florida DUI can be committed and proven is by operating a vehicle with an Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level (UBAL). UBAL and impaired driving presumption blood alcohol levels are proven by means of chemical tests of a driver’s breath, blood or urine. These tests are required under the Florida DUI and driver’s licensing laws and refusing them will result in severe penalties which should not be taken lightly. The results of these tests, especially breath tests, are not exact and in some cases do not reflect the driver’s blood alcohol content at the time that they are accused of driving while under the influence. Continue reading

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DUI Elements Explained – Impaired Driving Under the Influence

DUI cases in Florida can be proven in two main ways. One of the ways, driving under the influence of alcohol to the extent that the normal faculties are impaired, is discussed here. Also discussed are the various types of evidence collected and used by law enforcement to help prove an impairment DUI case. Continue reading

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DUI Elements Explained – Driving a vehicle

Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg Traffic Courts follow Florida DUI statutes, which require certain elements be proven before anyone can be convicted of DUI. What does it take to prove that someone was driving a vehicle for purposes of a Florida DUI? Continue reading

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Welcome to the Florida DUI Blog!

Hi. I’m Garry Potts, an attorney in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida. I’ve been practicing law in Florida since 1988.  This blog will focus on topics related to DUI and traffic tickets.  My office is located in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.  Subscribe … Continue reading

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