The best Orlando DUI attorneys always challenge the legality of your DUI stop.

Reasonable Suspicion: Did the police stop you illegally?

The normal standard for stopping a car is probable cause. But obviously, since the police will almost never be able to tell if your driving was caused by lack of sleep, an animated conversation, playing with the radio, dropping a cigarette in your lap, an epileptic seizure, or some lawful reason other than alcohol or…

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The best Orlando DUI attorneys should exclude evidence of the HGN test.

The Admissibility of the HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus)

Orlando police officers and Orange County Sheriff’s deputies are trained to use the same “standardized” field sobriety exercises when conducting a DUI investigation: The HGN, “Walk and Turn,” and the “One Leg Stand.” The first of these standardized field sobriety tests (or “field sobriety exercises,” if you want to be accurate) is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. If you’ve been arrested…

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Orlando DUI case involving a single car accident

Actual Physical Control in Orlando DUI Accident Cases

In every Orlando DUI case, the government must prove that The defendant drove, or was in actual physical control of a vehicle, and Was under the influence of either alcohol beverages or controlled substances to the extent that the driver’s normal faculties are impaired, or had a BAC over .08 See Standard jury instructions in Orlando…

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Standard jury instructions in an Orlando DUI case.

Jury instructions for Orlando DUI cases

In this blog we’ll be walking about the ins and outs of Orlando DUI defense, so I thought it might be helpful to post a quick entry on the actual jury instructions for an Orlando DUI case. In every Orlando drunk driving case (actually, that’s a bit of a misnomer – as you’ll see in…

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Blood draw in Orlando DUI case

The truth about blood tests in Orlando DUI cases

The following comments are from a nationally televised continuing legal education program presented by Orlando DUI attorney Elliott Wilcox. The Starting Point: Most Jurors Think Blood is Reliable So you’ve been hired to handle an Orlando DUI case. Congratulations! There’s just one problem… They’ve got your client’s blood. It doesn’t matter how they got it……

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Older jurors tend to convict more often in Orlando DUI cases. If you've been arrested for an Orlando DUI, call (407) DUI-HELP

Older Jurors Tend to Convict More Often in Orlando DUI Cases

Not every Orlando DUI case goes to trial, but sometimes, the only way to get the result that you want is to set the case for a jury trial. If you set your drunk driving case for trial, one of the most important factors affecting the outcome will be the makeup of the jury. Any…

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Orlando DUI lawyer explains how circumstantial evidence can affect your Orlando drunk driving case.

Circumstantial Evidence in Orlando DUI cases

There are two types of evidence in any Orlando DUI case: Direct Evidence Evidence which straight forwardly shows something, without relying upon inferences or presumptions. examples • Eye-witness testimony • Video tape evidence Circumstantial Evidence Evidence which infers or presumes a certain fact, rather that directly proving the fact. examples • motive to commit the…

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