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Palm Beach County’s DUI First Time Offenders Program

Palm Beach County’s DUI First Time Offenders Program

New Year’s Eve celebrations and News Year’s Eve parties led to drastic increases in arrest for DUI drivers in Boca-Raton and North Palm Beach, Florida. While Palm Beach County in general, saw a rise in DUI arrest over the New Year’s Holiday season, Boca-Raton and North Palm Beach law enforcement officers had the biggest spike in DUI arrest throughout Palm Beach County, according to the PBSO booking blotter. Florida leads the nation in DUI arrest with 61,852 as of last year’s statistics, which are the last recorded numbers available. (Statisicbrain.com). The counties of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade are leading the way in putting Florida on the top of the DUI map. During the holidays DUI arrest rise for two reasons: (i) more people drink and drive and (ii) local… […]

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The Anatomy of a DUI and Palm Beach County’s “First Time DUI Offender Program”

The Anatomy of a DUI and Palm Beach County’s “First Time DUI Offender Program”

The Office of the State Attorney in and for Palm Beach County, FL has a first time DUI offender program in place. The first time dui offender program allows those who have not been previously arrested for a DUI, those who have blown below a certain BAC level, were not involved in a DUI related crash and some other criteria, to have their DUI case examined by the prosecutor and their criminal defense attorney to possibly reduce their dui to a reckless driving arrest. The anatomy of a DUI follows. Driving under the influence or “DUI” in Florida can be proven in many different ways, but the following elements of a DUI crime are essential. First, the state must prove that the driver was in actual physical control of the… […]

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