Drunk driving charges are a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. In a Florida community east of the Shalimar area, a 41-year old man was recently arrested on drunk driving charges. According to authorities, they pulled the man over after he left a local restaurant where a verbal dispute had been reported. According to the police report, the man did not initially pull over for police and was traveling 57 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone. Authorities reported that the man had the smell of alcohol on his breath and that they also found a glass pipe for marijuana use.
Because penalties for drunk driving can be serious, it is important to be familiar with drunk driving defense options. Drunk driving defenses include a range of options based on the situation and circumstances the accused individual is facing, including the charges and potential penalties they are facing.
This blog recently discussed the importance of a strong drunk driving defense. Drunk driving charges can present many negative personal and professional consequences and can also result in serious potential penalties including jail time and fines. In a nearby Florida community approximately an hour and a half from the Shalimar area, a head high school football coach was recently arrested on drunk driving charges.
When facing drunk driving charges, it is important to first understand that there are both criminal and administrative consequences associated with a DUI charge. One can result in potentially significant fines and time and jail and other can result in driver's license suspension and other possible penalties and consequences.
Drunk driving charges are serious. Even first-time defendants can face stiff fines, suspended driving privileges and, perhaps, time behind bars. The penalties get much harsher for repeat offenders. With all this at stake, it is important to be familiar with defense strategies. When facing drunk driving charges, there are two different types of defenses which fall into two separate categories.
Drunk driving is one of the most common criminal charges people face in Florida and throughout the country. Despite public awareness campaigns to alert people of the dangers of drunk driving, thousands of people in Florida are charged with this crime each year. And, the penalties that these individuals face upon conviction can be difficult to overcome.
For someone who gets pulled over by police officers in Florida on suspicion of drunk driving, it may be their first encounter with law enforcement in which they are a suspect of a crime. Such a situation can obviously be nerve-racking, and it can make people act different than they normally would. Police officers in these situations are looking for signs of intoxication, so "odd" behavior may make them think that intoxication is playing a role in the way a suspect acts. But, what if you weren't intoxicated, and you still failed the field sobriety tests?
Any type of car accident can cause the police officers who respond to the scene to be suspicious about drunk driving being involved. But, when a car collision involves injuries, that susceptibility to suspicion likely only rises. In a recent incident in Florida, a man was arrested on drunk driving charges after it was alleged that he ran a vehicle he was driving into a tiki bar, resulting in injuries for two people.
Most of our readers in Florida are likely to be familiar with one of the most common aspects of a drunk driving stop: field sobriety tests. But, what are the most common field sobriety tests that law enforcement officials put people through during a DUI stop?
Drunk driving prosecutions remain high across Florida.