Being charged with driving under the influence in Florida can present many problems. Jail time, fines and the loss of driving privileges are some of the problems after a conviction. The duration for these consequences can vary with the severity of the allegations. When drivers are charged with DUI more than once, the issues are multiplied. In some cases, the incidents happen in a relatively short period of time.
One recent case is an example of this as a man was arrested twice within one week for DUI. The man, 23, reportedly had a fight with another driver. A state trooper witnessed the man getting out of his car and the subsequent fight. The trooper stopped the altercation and determined that the man was under the influence because when given field sobriety tests, the man allegedly performed poorly. The breath test registered around double the legal limit for alcohol.
Less than a week later, law enforcement was called with information that a reckless driver on the road was coming close to hitting other vehicles. When the driver was stopped, he nearly fell when exiting the vehicle. The man reportedly apologized to officers and admitted that he should not have been driving in his condition. He was arrested and released after posting bond.
DUI charges can result in various challenges that a driver must think about when considering how to form a defense. Although the evidence could seem difficult to overcome, there are potential avenues to avoid the worst penalties. For example, in this case, there were no accidents or injuries. There might be an opportunity for a plea bargain to reach a favorable outcome. Contacting an experienced DUI law firm may be a wise course of action when negotiating a plea agreement or if the case must go to trial.