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Tourist Criminal Defense Archives

Is being drunk a defense to a criminal act?

As a tourist, there may be times that you're not familiar with the laws of the locations you visit. That doesn't excuse you from breaking the law, but it can sometimes work in your defense. One thing that you shouldn't try to do is to explain your actions away by stating that you were drunk.

Arrested for illegal fireworks in Florida? I can help

Many out-of-state tourists are spending this Fourth of July weekend on vacation in Daytona Beach. The state of Florida thrives on the tourism industry, so it's important that visitors to the Sunshine State understand that the laws here may be different from those in their home states.

Are you a Florida tourist arrested for DUI?

Have you ever heard the adage, "Come for vacation, leave on probation?" While that sounds funny on the surface, for many out-of-state tourists to the Sunshine State, it's a harsh reality when their fun and sun vacation lands them in jail on charges of driving under the influence.

Get legal help for drunk driving charges while on vacation

If you've never been in trouble with the law before, getting arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can be a shocking experience. The experience may be even worse if you're not a resident of Florida and are just visiting on vacation.

Drug charges on Spring Break? Get help to protect your future

Daytona is famous for being a Spring Break destination for thousands of college-age people looking for a chance to get away from their studies and blow off some stream. We recently discussed how you might get arrested while on your Spring Break trip, and some of the most common ways to end up on the wrong side of the law are drug charges. Unfortunately, drug charges can follow you around and create trouble long after Spring Break has ended.

Keep out of jail while on spring break at Daytona Beach

Nobody plans to spend part of their spring break in jail. Unfortunately, the jubilant atmosphere around Daytona Beach during spring break and the influx of young tourists from all over the country can lead to an "anything goes" type of atmosphere—until the police show up and start making arrests.

Arrested as a tourist in South Daytona, Florida

Imagine you were on vacation in South Daytona, Florida. You and your spouse are having a great time enjoying dinner and drinks at a terrific restaurant, with plans to enjoy the sunset on the beach later on. After leaving the restaurant a short while later, though, you are pulled over for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

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