Imagine that police pulled you over on your way home from a party. Maybe you had a drink of alcohol at the party, so your breath smelled of booze, but you definitely were not too drunk to drive. Nevertheless, police ended up arresting you and accusing you inappropriately of drunk driving. Alternatively, imagine that police have accused you of auto theft because they confused you with someone else. Or, you've been inappropriately accused of another crime you didn't commit.
It's a relatively short drive from Fort Walton to Walton County. A recent incident there received little notice in Florida news media, but got some real attention in Oklahoma.
Let's say you went to an afternoon barbecue beachside on a Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, you misjudged how much alcohol you drank and decided to risk driving home. Fifteen minutes into your drive, your last alcoholic beverage starts to take its toll and you can barely control your vehicle.
Drunk driving charges can change the rest of your life, so it is imperative that you fully understand the consequences of a drunk driving conviction before you make any decisions about your case. Not only will a conviction cost your family a lot of money, it can also bring many difficulties with it, including a suspended driver's license. Consider these five points if you are facing a DUI.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is taken very seriously in Florida. The penalties are incredibly punishing, regardless of whether it is a first or a repeat offense. Both court and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles have influence in what the penalties will be, so fines and fees can add up quickly, in addition to other penalties someone can face.