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					Florida DUI

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Summary:
Like most states, there is a DUI law in Florida. DUI stands for “driving
under the influence of alcohol”. Getting arrested and charged with a dui
is a criminal offense, because you are not only endangering yourself but
those with or around you.


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Florida DUI, Florida DUI arrests, Florida DUI attorneys, Florida DUI laws


Article Body:
Like most states, there is a DUI law in Florida. DUI stands for “driving
under the influence of alcohol”. Getting arrested and charged with a dui
is a criminal offense, because you are not only endangering yourself but
those with or around you.

When the alcohol percentage in human blood is 0.08% or higher, the person
may be booked under DUI in Florida. It is important to remember that DUI
laws vary from state to state in their severity, and some states may have
a law that is a bit more relaxed than others. However, all states are
unanimous in their views that driving while drunk is a crime that can end
or destroy a lot of lives, and there must be steps to curb it.

When a person is arrested on DUI charges in Florida, he has approximately
ten days to ask for a hearing with the Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicle (FDHSMV) to protect his license from being
confiscated permanently. If the person fails to request such a hearing,
it may lead to a six-month jail term that could drag on for 18 months.

Punishments in Florida DUI arrests are varied with far-reaching
consequences. There are fines that start at a $250 but could shoot up to
$2000 or beyond, depending on the nature of the damage done and the
number of times the person has been caught committing the same offense.
There are severe jail terms too that a person might have to face. These
jail terms could be between six months to five years. Community service,
with alcohol education classes is also a mandatory requirement.

If you are arrested in Florida for a DUI, it is extremely important to
get in touch with an expert DUI attorney without delay. Other than
retaining a good lawyer, visiting highly informative websites that talk
about Florida DUI are a big help. However, it is always advisable to
drive in a sober state so that such unfortunate incidents can easily be
avoided.

				
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