Typically, when a police officer pulls you over in your car, the worst you can expect is some kind of traffic violation. It may be annoying or embarrassing to have to pay for that speeding ticket or take a defensive driving course, but the long-term ramifications of the incident are minor or nonexistent. Because of this, some people are not concerned when a police officer pulls them over and questions their level of sobriety.
It is a mistake to believe that being pulled over for drunk driving is in the same league as being pulled over for speeding or running a red light. The worst that might happen for a minor traffic violation would be a few hundred dollars in fines. For drunk driving, that fine could be in the thousands, and you could even have your license suspended or have a Breathalyzer installed in your vehicle to ensure that you are sober when trying to get behind the wheel.
The good news for those who are pulled over for drunk driving is that simply because an officer arrests you or accuses you of drunk driving does not mean that you will have to face these penalties. You can defend yourself from the allegations and prove that you were not intoxicated.
You may be surprised at how many options are available for you to defend yourself, especially if you failed a Breathalyzer or other field sobriety test. There are legal avenues available even for those who failed a sobriety test, so it is important to always take your legal defense seriously and never give up hope. Florida residents are encouraged to visit our webpage to learn more about DUI offenses in our state and also learn how we can help a suspect clear their name.