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Holiday Warning

Holiday Warning

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) DUI Crackdown

Orlando and Central Florida DUI Defense Lawyer Joe Knape would like to remind you that during the holiday season the Florida Highway Patrol, as well as local law enforcement , will be out in force. Not only will there be the usual increased monitoring of speeders and DUI checkpoints, but this year there will be a crackdown on what is termed “aggressive driving”.

According to the FHP, about 88 per cent of the traffic fatalities involving a commercial vehicle and a private automobile are caused by driver error. As of November 1st, 2012, the FHP has launched a program called Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks . In an effort to reduce crashes, the FHP will be targeting drivers who follow to closely, make unsafe lane changes, and of course, speed.

This campaign is in addition to the usual checkpoints that will be in place to check for people driving while impaired through the use of drugs or alcohol. If you are stopped and arrested for driving while impaired or driving under the influence, it is important for you to contact DUI Attorney Joe Knape immediately.

Once you have been arrested for DUI, you have only ten days to take steps to make sure that you do not lose your drives license. The automatic administrative revocation will affect your life for a period ranging from 180 days to a year. By contacting Joe Knape, Orlando and Central Florida DUI Attorney, he can represent you at the Department of Motor Vehicle hearing and challenge the evidence and attempt to protect your license from automatic revocation.  The DMV hearing is apart from the criminal trial, although the same evidence will be used at both events. The evidence will include the testimony of the arresting officer and the results of the chemical tests from either your breath or your blood.

If you have been charged with DUI, all is not lost. You are innocent until you are proven guilty, and working with Joe Knape will insure that you have someone on your side to protect your rights. Losing the ability to drive for up to one year will throw your personal life into chaos and make it difficult to even get to work. Give yourself the opportunity to protect your right to drive. Contact Joe Knape immediately.

If you have been arrested for DUI, consult Orlando DUI Lawyer Joe Knape. The initial consultation is free of charge. You have nothing to lose. Payment plans are available, and Joe Knape accepts all major credit cards.

 

Call Central Florida DUI Lawyer Joe Knape at 850-225-5563 or fill out the contact form at http://www.850calljoe.com.

Joe Knape, Attorney at Law

Serving Panama City and Tallahassee

THE 850-CALL-JOE LAW FIRM, P.A.

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