Driving Under the Influence (DUI) refers to driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and is considered as a serious misdemeanor throughout the United States, including Florida. Florida Statute section 316.193 sets forth the law in Florida for driving under the influence, and states:
Under Florida law, DUI is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 or above. The penalties upon conviction are the same, regardless of the manner in which the offense is proven.
An experienced Florida DUI Lawyer can help explain how a driving under the influence charge is proven: by impairment of normal faculties, or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08% or above. Additionally, a Florida DUI Lawyer can help explain how your current DUI charge will be handled and what important deadlines you need to be aware of, such as requesting a formal hearing with the Florida DMV (which must be done within 10 days of your arrest for DUI).
The consequences and penalties that result from a DUI arrest are very serious and can have long-term and far-reaching effects. Penalties and consequences for a DUI include, but are not limited to:
- administrative license suspensions from the court
- license suspensions imposed by FDHSMV.
Because the penalties that result from a DUI charge and conviction are so serious (and are only becoming more strict), it is extremely important that you speak to a Florida DUI Lawyer who specializes in handing driving under the influence cases. Drunk driving is a charge that can have devastating effects on your personal and professional life and therefore has to be taken seriously since it can have a long term impact.
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