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Is it illegal to drink and operate a watercraft?

If you are considering the purchase of a watercraft, you need to know all of the laws associated with these vessels. It's not easy owning a boat, jet ski, kayak or any other type of watercraft. You need to go to a boating education class for a boater's license. You need insurance and have to pay other fees. It's also important to know that you can be charged with boating under the influence if you are drinking and operating the boat.

Penalties for driving under the influence in Florida

Drunk driving is an all-too-common issue in Florida. In 2017, there were more than 43,800 tickets issued for driving under the influence (DUI) and more than 24,300 convictions for DUI, according to the Florida DMV. Those are some frightening numbers. If you received one of the more than 43,800 tickets given out then you will likely want to know the penalties you are facing.

What field sobriety tests are used during traffic stops?

Traffic stops are one of the ways police officers in Florida attempt to remove impaired drivers from the roads. The other option is to operate a checkpoint for driving under the influence (DUI). If you are stopped for suspicion of DUI, you will be subjected to various field sobriety tests. Let's take a look at them in today's post so you know what to expect if this ever happens to you.

Am I allowed to turn down a Breathalyzer test?

You've likely heard stories through the grapevine about a drunk driving checkpoint or DUI stop. Maybe you've been involved in either one of these first-hand as a driver or passenger. Either way, there's a lot of misinformation out there about these tests and what happens if you decline them. So, are you allowed to decline a Breathalyzer test?

What are the consequences of a DUI conviction?

There are many drivers out there who find themselves pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Orlando. A DUI charge is one that can be fought in a court, even if it is your second, third or subsequent charge. You shouldn't wait until your first hearing or court appearance to begin your defense of this charge because you could put yourself in a hole. Here are the consequences of a DUI conviction.

Understanding what occurs when your driver's license is suspended

The saying has always been that it is a right and not a privilege to drive not only in Florida but also across the country. Those who wish to drive must pass a driving test that is divided into two parts: a written test and a practical test. Drivers then have to obey all the rules of the road if they wish to keep their driver's license in good standing. Here's what happens if your license happens to get suspended in Orlando.

The ins and outs of a drunk driving checkpoint

Being stopped for suspicion of drunk driving is stressful. Even if you've had a couple of drinks but you are not under the influence, you will still likely be very nervous. A very difficult situation to find yourself in is the DUI checkpoint that law enforcement officials operate every now and then in Orlando, Florida. These checkpoints are designed to get as many drivers off the road who might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Commonly used defenses to a drunk driving charge

Getting behind the wheel of your car after you've been drinking is never a good decision. Sometimes you think that you haven't had too much to drink when in reality, you are above the legal limit. Other times, it's obvious you've had too much to drink, but you still make a bad decision. Either way, it's best to avoid driving after drinking so you don't find yourself facing driving under the influence charges in Florida.

Taking a look at the ignition interlock device

Have you ever gotten into someone's car and watched the driver breathe into a device that is plugged into his or her dashboard? If so, you have witnessed the driver taking a Breathalyzer test before being allowed to drive. The device the driver used is called an ignition interlock device and it is a common item administered to people who are charged with driving under the influence in Orlando, Florida.

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