It's almost that time of year when college students throughout the nation come to Florida to enjoy a little R & R during spring break. If you plan to be among this year's vacationers, you've probably already begun making plans. In addition to booking hotel rooms, contacting friends who will be traveling with you, and creating a rough itinerary of how you'll spend your time when you arrive, you might also want to do a little research regarding various types of laws, just in case a problem arises while you're here.
If you're a college student in Florida who has been hitting the books hard since the beginning of the 2016 school year, you're probably like many others who seek respite from their studies from time to time with friends. Perhaps your school has a common area where you can shoot pool, watch a movie or socialize. You may also live on a campus near a local town where the nightlife is bustling and merchants welcome local college students.
Law enforcement may have you believe that a breathalyzer or field sobriety test is the be-all and end-all in support of a DUI charge. Even sober people may struggle to pass, however, and they are neither an admission nor objective evidence of guilt. There are many factors, in fact, that can complicate the findings of a field sobriety test. Potential health conditions are not the least of these.
As harsh as the penalties are for a first DUI conviction in Florida, the consequences are far worse if you are convicted a second time within five years. For example, instead of a 90-day to one-year revocation of your driver's license, you face a five-year revocation.
The time to talk to children about underage DUI is before the child is presented with a situation where he or she may consume alcohol and drive. In many cases, this happens before many parents think.