When Florida law enforcement sees a vehicle in which the driver is exhibiting signs of intoxication, they will investigate. This is true even if the vehicle is not in motion. Part of that investigation will frequently result in the driver being asked to take part in a field sobriety test and breath or blood tests to determine their blood alcohol content level. These tests are often unique depending on the situation. For people who are arrested after a DUI investigation and tests, it is important to remember that simply being arrested does not mean they will automatically be convicted. Having legal advice is key to crafting an effective defense.
For Florida teens getting their driver's license, it can be an exciting time. However, allegations of illegal behavior could result in a license suspension or a license revocation. Perhaps the underage person made a mistake with alcohol or drugs. Or there could have been a situation where they were in the wrong place at the wrong time with people who were violating the law with these substances. Facing penalties and losing driving privileges can be difficult. Understanding the law and formulating a defense is important when faced with these issues.
Like most motorists on Florida roadways, you generally make it to your destination without seeing flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Even if you have to stop for police officers, you usually deal with the inconvenience and move along. If you have had too much to drink, though, a DUI checkpoint could put your future in jeopardy.