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.