It's the time of year where champagne is flowing, celebrations are happening, and holiday parties are frequent. While it's never a good idea to drink and drive, once the holidays roll around the chances of a DUI become greater. Thanks to ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft it's become much easier to avoid drunk driving and DUIs all together.
New Year's Eve is a night of celebrations, resolutions, and usually a champagne toast. While it's easy to get carried away with all the partying that happens on the 31st of December, now is a good time to start thinking about how you will get home safely.
In previous posts, we laid out the consequences you may face if you are convicted of a first and second DUI. If you are pulled over and facing your third DUI, the stakes are raised significantly, especially if you are convicted of your third within 10 years of any of your prior DUIs. In the state of Florida, a third DUI within 10 years of any prior DUI is considered a third-degree felony. Here are some of the punishments that you may face if you are convicted of a third DUI.
Drinking and driving is an offense some of us tend to take for granted until we get pulled over. What constitutes a DUI? According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety, it's when it is found that the operator of the vehicle is proven to be impaired beyond the legal limit, via breathalyzer, of a blood alcohol content (BOA) of 0.08 or greater. Knowing what makes you at risk for a DUI is important, to be sure, but what sort of charges are you facing?