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Risk Protection Orders (a.k.a. Florida’s”Red Flag Law”)

Overview of Florida’s Red Flag Law Law enforcement has a new tool in Florida Statutes section 790.401, which became effective law in 2018. The law is entitled “Risk Protection Orders.” It allows law enforcement to request a judge to issue an order directing a person (called a “respondent” in these proceedings) to turn over...

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Why Does the DMV Suspend Your Driver License Following an Arrest for DUI?

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will suspend your license after you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida, and that’s just a fact.  The process for this is called a DHSMV bureau of administrative reviews formal review hearing. Upon arrest for a DUI, the arresting officer...

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