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What are the penalties for drunk driving in Florida?

In Florida during 2011 there were a total of 33,625 DUI convictions according to DMV records. A DUI conviction can have a significant impact on the life of the accused individual. DUI charges can impact all aspects of the life of an accused individual including their personal and professional lives. In addition, in Florida, DUI charges carry serious penalties and potential consequences.

Man arrested for DUI in Okaloosa County after traffic stop

Drunk driving charges are serious criminal charges. Authorities from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office recently reported arresting an alleged drunk driver. According to a witness, the driver hit a guardrail and was driving recklessly. Witnesses called in to report the alleged drunk driver. Following the traffic stop, the 29-year old driver was arrested for DUI and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. The man was allegedly in possession of Xanax and a syringe.

What are the consequences for breath test refusal?

It's a sight no one in Florida wants to see while driving -- the flash of red and blue lights in their rear-view mirror and the sound of police sirens blaring. Being pulled over can be a stressful experience, but that stress is ratcheted up when the officer requests that you perform a breath test on suspicion of drunk driving. Florida drivers might wonder, do they have to comply with that request?

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