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Florida Based DUI Defense Attorney Andrew Stine Offers Advice on DUI

Hiring an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney is a Good Investment Costs of a DUI conviction are far more than jail time or probation, says West Palm Beach DUI defense attorney, Andrew Stine, so the charge is worth fighting. If you’re arrested for DUI in Florida, you should be concerned about more than just having your license suspended and possibly serving jail time. Those facing DUI charges also face many financial penalties, if they are convicted, according to West Palm Beach DUI defense attorney Andrew Stine, who recently appeared in a DUI conviction in Florida Google+ hangout. Stine says there are many penalties for a driver after a DUI conviction, including: · Possible jail sentence and lost income during that time, · Probation and associated costs, · Fees for Mothers Against… […]

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Palm Beach DUI lawyer States FL Supreme Court to Rule on Punishment for Breathalyzer Refusal

Palm Beach DUI lawyer Attorney Andrew Stine discusses a pending Supreme Court decision about whether it’s constitutional to punish a driver for refusing a breath test. The Florida Supreme Court will answer a very important legal issue regarding DUI’S in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court will decide whether or not it is constitutional to criminally punish a driver for refusing to submit to a breath-alcohol test, when the stopping officer conducting the breath test does not have a warrant to request the driver’s breath be examined. Under Florida law, law enforcement officers and prosecutors have long taken advantage of Section 316.1939 of the Florida General Statutes, which is known as refusal to submit to a breath test. Section 316.1939, refusal to submit to a breath test, provides in pertinent part… […]

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Criminal Defense Law Is All About Changing Clients’ Lives Says West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer

West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Andrew Stine is devoted to protecting the liberty of his clients, no matter the criminal charges or the situation they find themselves in. An allegation of a criminal act can impact a person life in many ways. The criminal defense attorney’s job is to focus on the client and preserve his or her liberty and freedoms, says West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine, who spoke about his work and how he helped one client in particular charged with drunk driving in a recent Google+ hangout. Stine has been practicing criminal defense law since 2001 and opened his own office in 2003. Stine says, his job is the same in all of his cases. “It doesn’t matter what the person has been charged… […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Outlines Why People Get Arrested in Palm Beach County

Certain violations are targeted by local law enforcement, but with the right criminal defense charges can be dismissed and the records expunged or sealed. In Palm Beach County, Florida citizens are most likely to get arrested for one of the following criminal matters: 1. Driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked; 2. Violation of a driver’s license restriction; 3. No valid or expired registration; 4. No valid driver’s license; 5. No proof of automobile insurance; 6. Resisting an officer without violence; 7. Trespass; retail theft; 8. open container; 9. Possession of marijuana; 10. Possession of drug paraphernalia; 11. Prostitution; 12. Solicitation of prostitution; 13. Battery 14. Petit theft and 15. DUI. Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts’ internal statistics shows that the above named criminal offenses comprise over 75% of… […]

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Pulled Over for DUI? West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Has Suggestions

West Palm Beach DUI defense lawyer Andrew Stine says if you are pulled over for a DUI, you should be courteous but refuse to answer any of the officer’s questions. Many of us will be going out and seeing family and friends through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. DUI defense attorney Andrew Stine suggests that if you’ve been pulled over and asked questions about whether or not you have been drinking alcohol or asked to take field sobriety tests, you should refuse to answer any of the Law Enforcement Officer’s questions about consuming alcoholic beverages and should also refuse to perform any and all sobriety roadside test. In a recent Google+ hangout Stine says, even though you shouldn’t answer questions about whether or not you have consumed alcoholic beverages… […]

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West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Brings Passion to the Job

Andrew D. Stine West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney has a heartfelt passion for defending the rights of criminal defendants, due to his personal experience with the criminal justice system. Those facing criminal charges in South Florida, are not only dealing with law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office, but also with Florida’s punitive criminal statutes that emphasize imprisonment and punishment upon a conviction. West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney, Andrew D. Stine, brings a drive and passion to defend those arrested. Stine discusses why he practices Criminal Defense Law and how he helps his clients in a recent Google+ Hangout. Stine has been defending the rights of criminal defendants since 2001, when he was hired out of law school by the Office of the Public Defenders in West Palm Beach.… […]

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Palm Beach Probation Violation Lawyer: District Court Rules for Probationer

The District Court overturned a Palm Beach circuit court judge’s ruling for finding that a local man violated his probation when not actually possessing drugs. Andrew D. Stine probation violation lawyer in West Palm Beach says: The 4th DCA handed down a decision in West Palm Beach, FL on December 2, 2015 reversing Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge, Glenn D. Kelly, for finding that a Palm Beach County man violated his probation for possessing cocaine, when in fact it was not found on his person but in a shoebox located in a closet of the bedroom, he and another person jointly shared. While on Felony Probation, one of the conditions of Probation is that the probationer not possess or use illegal drugs. In this case, the probationer was on probation… […]

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Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Miranda Violations in Florida

Oral statements made by a criminal defendant in Florida shall be suppressed when a violation of Miranda occurs. West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer, Andrew D. Stine, has extensive experience in suppressing oral statements made by criminal defendants in violation of their Miranda warnings, because of his keen ability to pick out key buzz words, phrases and statements by criminal defendants and law enforcement officers. The following example set out below is of a Miranda violation occurring in a 2015 DUI homicide case that West Palm Beach DUI lawyer Andrew D. Stine is defending against. After a defendant is apprehended for DUI homicide, DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and all other DUI accident related crimes that occur in injury or property damage, they are hauled into a police station and interrogated.… […]

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Palm Beach DUI Defense Lawyer on Probable Cause to Draw Blood in Car Crashes

Florida drunk driving laws have created a dilemma between doctor patient confidentiality and prosecuting DUI offenders. Florida, like most other States, permits law enforcement officers to extract the blood of a driver, who’s been involved in an automobile crash that involves serious bodily injury or death.  Law enforcement officers’ use of Florida’s Implied Consent law to extract a driver’s blood to determine whether or not the driver was impaired at the time of the crash causing serious bodily injury or death is usually done to determine the amount of illegal or prescription drugs in the person’s blood at the time of the crash. In Florida, law enforcement officers must have probable cause to believe that the driver involved in a serious bodily injury or death, was under the influence of… […]

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West Palm Beach Sex Crime Offense Lawyer Says Offenders Must Register Twice a Year And Complete the Registration Process

West Palm Beach Sex Crimes Lawyers: In Florida, sex offenders must register twice a year with local law enforcement, as to where they reside reports Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Andrew Stine In the State of Florida, sex offenders must register twice a year with local law enforcement officials, as to where they reside. See Fla. Gen. Stat. 943.0435(14)(a), (14)(c)4 and (9)(a). In order for sex offenders to be compliant with the Florida sex offender registration law, the offender must show they “actually completed” the registration process and this requires an updated Florida Drivers License or Florida Identification Card to do so. The definition of “updated” means that a sex offender’s Florida Drivers License or Identification Card has their recent address, recent photo and is not expired. The sex offender… […]

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