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Drunk drivers include binge drinkers

Bradenton is not the quiet, sleepy town it once was. Today, there are more residents, more tourists, more college students and much more traffic on our roads. That means motorists must be more vigilant because not everyone should be behind the wheel. Even with all the ads we see and statistics we read about, drunk drivers are still a problem, and binge drinkers are among them. Are you one of them?

DUI refusal penalties may get a lot tougher

Some would argue that the laws governing DUIs here in the Sunshine State are pretty tough. A conviction for DUI in Florida can land you with heavy fines, jail time and a revoked license. That's not even considering the hit that your reputation can take with your name or mug shot up on the internet for everyone to see. That strike on your character often makes people judge you without knowing you, and it can make it hard to get a job.

There are major consequences for refusing a breath test

As time goes on and the general public becomes more educated about the various ways that breath testing for alcohol can lead to inaccurate charges and penalties, more people are considering what it would mean to refuse to take a test if pulled over. While it might be tempting to stand on facts like the tendency of breath testers to pick up substances other than alcohol, the fact is that refusing a test is not a good idea. While the laws vary a bit from state to state, implied consent statutes set up hefty penalties for those who refuse them, and many of them allow for the use of your refusal in a case against you.

Will I lose my driver's license if I am charged with a DUI?

Drunk driving results in thousands of fatalities every year in the United States, and the legal system is not very forgiving when it comes to DUI, or driving under the influence. Many people who are charged with a DUI end up having their licensed revoked. If you've recently been charged with a DUI, you may be wondering if you will lose your driver's license. Below is some information that should give you some insight into the possible consequences you may face after a DUI arrest.


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