While there may sometimes be the impression that drunk driving charges are not serious criminal charges, they are serious criminal charges that threaten significant potential penalties and consequences for the accused individual. The accused individual may face potential incarceration, steep fines and a criminal record as a result of DUI charges.
In Florida, driving under the influence charges may be based on a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher but may also be based on other circumstances such as driving erratically or based on the statements of arresting authorities. It is important to know how to challenge all of the pieces of evidence being used against the accused individual that form the basis for the accusations and charges against them.
Understanding drunk driving defense options are so important to help preserve the freedom of the accused individual and to also help mitigate the potentially serious penalties and consequences they face associated with drunk driving charges. In addition to possible jail time and fines, individuals facing drunk driving charges may also face a possible license suspension. The penalties and consequences associated with drunk driving charges can have a lasting impact on the lives of accused individuals.
Strategies for challenging drunk driving charges are based on the situation and circumstances and evidence being used against the accused individual. It is important for accused individuals to be familiar with criminal defense options and which are applicable to their situation and should also be aware not only of what their criminal defense rights are but how to assert them when it is most needed.