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'Minor' crimes can carry major financial consequences

There are certain crimes that society tends to view as being fairly minor. Many misdemeanors may fall under this category. It is important to remember, however, that being accused of such crimes can still have significant impacts on your life. For example, misdemeanor convictions could do significant damage to your financial well-being.

Will Florida one day follow Utah to a 0.05 legal limit?

One key element in Florida drunk driving law is the legal limit. This sets what BAC level it is automatically a drunk driving offense for a person to drive at or above in the state. So, this limit has big impacts on what kinds of situations are likely to lead to a person facing DUI charges. Florida’s legal limit is currently 0.08, like most of the rest of the country.

In Florida, DUI convictions can lead to cars being impounded

If a person is convicted of DUI, the conviction can have many impacts on his or her driver's license and his or her vehicles. Typically, DUI convictions come with license suspensions. Here in Florida, they also often come with vehicle impoundment.

Felony convictions and the right to vote in Florida

Being convicted of a felony can deeply change a person’s life. This is especially the case here in Florida. In the state, certain civil rights are lost if a person receives such a conviction. For example, a felony conviction triggers an automatic and permanent loss of the right to vote. There are only two other states in the whole country where this is the case.

Is burglary a felony in Florida?

Here in Florida, going into in a vehicle, building or home without authorization with the intent to commit a crime is burglary. The state's definition of burglary also covers certain instances of remaining on such premises with the intent to commit a crime. Under state law, burglary is a felony offense.

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