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What can you expect from a DUI traffic stop?

A DUI traffic stop is frightening, especially if you do not know what to expect. Florida drunk driving laws are strict, and a conviction can lead to life-altering penalties. You may find it beneficial to understand what to expect from this type of traffic stop and the methods used to evaluate a driver's sobriety. 

Invalid traffic stops could lead to invalid DUI charges

An officer stopping you for a DUI in Florida is scary. The penalties associated with drunk driving are steep, and there is a lot at stake. Fortunately, there are laws and policies in place to protect the interests of motorists, including rules that state police must have valid grounds to make a traffic stop of a driver.

Repeat DUI offenders could face steep consequences

Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense, and Florida drivers know that if they are facing these charges, they have no time to lose in seeking the full protection of their rights. Even repeat DUI offenders have the right to defend themselves, and with help, it is possible to fight the charges and case against you.

Drugs that may lead to addiction as well as legal problems

You might be one of many Florida residents currently taking prescription medication for a chronic pain condition or other ailment. Perhaps you're in good health, but take pills from a friend to help you stay awake and study for college exams or, oppositely, to get some much needed sleep while dealing with a family crisis of some sort. There are any number of situations in life that may lead you to take a drug. The problem is some drugs may highly addictive and possibly, illegal.

Can you afford a DUI?

Maybe you're saving money for a dream vacation, or you plan to upgrade your kitchen. Maybe you want to buy new furniture, or you're hoping to save up enough to invest in your retirement. You may hear lots of advice for managing your money to accomplish any of these goals. However, one important piece of advice that may be missing could save you from losing all those dreams in one night.

Are you confused as to why you face drug possession charges?

Anytime a Florida resident faces criminal charges, he or she retains the right to challenge them. This goes for drug possession charges as well. If police placed you under arrest because they believe you were in possession of an illegal substance, it will be up to them and prosecutors to prove that was the case.

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