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Is drugged driving the same as drunk driving?

Florida laws can bring harsh punishments for people who get behind the wheel while intoxicated. A conviction can lead to jail time, expensive fines and complications. Drunk driving is serious, yet many people overlook the serious nature of drugged driving. When a person is driving while under the influence of drugs, it can also lead to serious legal repercussions.

What are per se laws, and what do they mean for your DUI case?

In Florida, a drunk driving arrest can lead to penalties that will have a detrimental impact on your life for years to come. State laws regarding DUIs are strict, and you understand there is much at stake. If you are currently facing these serious charges, it is smart to learn more about the law and what you are up against. 

Defending yourself after a drug-related DUI

Criminal charges can change your life, regardless of how minor they seem. In Florida, drivers charged with DUI could face a myriad of serious consequences, and those facing drug-related DUI would be wise to take quick action to defend their interests and build a strong defense.

Addiction may lead you down a rocky path that ends in arrest

It is not unusual for individuals to question how they ended up in certain situations. In some cases, people may have made a poor decision that had a domino effect that resulted in their landing in serious predicaments. Unfortunately, in cases of drug addiction, it may only take using a substance one time for an individual to become addicted.

Will you need an ignition interlock device to get to work?

Facing DUI charges in Florida or elsewhere is definitely no small matter. You may think back on the day police arrested you and wonder if it was all worth it or if you'd have been much better off choosing non-alcoholic beverages when you dined with friends that night. You may also be one of many motorists who know they only had a very small amount of alcohol in their systems and are convinced the results of their Breathalyzer tests were faulty.

It's my first DUI in Florida. What is going to happen?

Facing criminal charges of any kind can be overwhelming. This is especially true when you are facing a drunk driving charge for the first time and are unsure of what will happen and what you should do next. Florida drivers charged with a first-time DUI could still face significant penalties if convicted.

Drug convictions could derail student financial aid

As a Florida Gulf Coast University student, you likely enjoy many of the activities that come along with your education. You may make new friends, attend events, learn interesting subjects and find out more about yourself during these formative years. Of course, during this time, a little trouble may sneak its way in as well.

The ammunition in your carry-on bag may trigger big problems

Florida airports are often crowded, busy places and you may have experienced a time or two when you barely boarded your flight on time because of delays at the check-in counter or security checkpoint. When you're trying to reach your destination on time, you may get a little stressed and start to worry whether you've remembered to pack your essentials, labeled your bags properly or remembered to bring your passport if you plan to leave the country.

A fake ID can mean real trouble

For many young people, summer is over, and they have already returned to their colleges and universities to resume their studies. College is a heady time, full of new opportunities and freedom they may not have had at home. You may remember your own college days well and hope your child has positive and rewarding experiences.

A DUI checkpoint can be a turning point

You see the signs and lights ahead and realize you are stuck. There is a DUI roadblock, and you can't turn back. Maybe you had a couple of beers earlier in the evening, and you're sure police will smell it on your breath. If they do, what will happen? Will they arrest you? Will they search your car? If they do, what will they find? Are checkpoints even legal?

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