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By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. January 10, 2019

Have you ever consumed a couple of beers or a glass or two of wine and gotten behind the wheel of a vehicle? If so, like many of us, you may have wondered if your blood alcohol level was high enough for you to be considered, “driving impaired.” Due to the number of alcoholic beverages consumed in this country, DUI has become the most common criminal offense being charged. Many law-abiding citizens, who have never been arrested for any crimes, are being pulled over and charged with DUI, at alarming rates. Taking the chance of drinking and then getting behind…

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Decreasing DUI Fatalities

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. March 8, 2018

DUI Fatalities are Still Too High In 2011 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a branch of the US Department of Transportation, recorded almost 10,000 highway deaths involving drunk drivers or impaired drivers. With incidences of drunk driving diminishing over the last few decades, states are still looking for ways to further reduce drunk driving occurrences from their highways and roads. Most experts believe the combination of state legislation, aggressive prosecution, harsher penalties, expenses associated with DUI convictions and social organizations like MADD have contributed greatly to this downward trend. The mandatory use of safety belts has generally reduced…

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Driving Under the Influence: Know Your Rights

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. February 27, 2018

If you have been stopped by police while operating a motor vehicle, you need to understand your legal rights before submitting to any field sobriety test. Driving in the State of Florida is deemed a privilege, not a right. The law assumes that drivers arrested for driving under the influence have given their “implied consent” to breath and urine tests. Drivers who are suspected of being impaired are usually asked to perform a field sobriety test. In addition, the driver may also be asked to consent to a breathalyzer or urine test. Prior to administering a breath or urine test,…

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Success with Motions to Suppress Evidence

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. July 1, 2016

Success with Motions to Suppress Evidence Attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. 904-353-5800 Compensation for the Injured and Protection for the accused – Jacksonville Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers

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10 Ways to Fight a DUI

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. November 13, 2015

10 Ways to Fight a DUI Attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. 904-353-5800 Compensation for the Injured and Protection for the accused – Jacksonville Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers

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Twice Daily Breath Tests May Replace Ignition Locks for Habitual DUI Offenders in Florida

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. June 24, 2014

New state legislature is calling for major changes in letting DUI offenders drive again. Convicted offenders may now need to take twice daily breath tests.

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Was Your Breathalyzer Test Inaccurate?

By Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. January 6, 2014

Conviction is never a foregone conclusion in a Florida DUI (driving under the influence) arrest. You have many DUI defense strategies available to use, one of them being: challenging the breathalyzer test.

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