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Does drunk driving only apply to motor vehicles?

The dangers of a drunk driving charge cannot be overstated. A DUI or other drunk driving conviction can easily have a serious, negative impact on your life, with consequences ranging from fines to license suspension and even jail time. Of course, these penalties and charges are not in place without good reason. They serve to deter individuals from attempting to drive while impaired by alcohol, wherein they could cause harm to themselves or others.

Florida woman accused of murdering her boyfriend

It does not take an attorney to tell you that murder is a serious crime with severe legal penalties. There are perhaps fewer violent crimes more well-known and widely reported on than murders, and even television shows and movies feature the crime prominently. You may think that it is not an issue that you need to worry about, since you have no intentions of ever murdering anyone, but the reality is that many murders are not premeditated, and sometimes people just snap.

Understanding criminal cases

The vast majority of people are fortunate enough to never experience our country's criminal justice system first-hand. However, there are of course thousands of crimes committed every day, and it is a simple fact that law enforcement authorities do not always apprehend the right criminal on the first attempt every time. For Florida residents who are wrongfully accused or who have never been accused of a crime before, the criminal justice system may be completely foreign. Understanding a bit more about how the process works may help you remain calm.

Defend yourself from violent crime accusations

Often when people think of violent crimes, they think of crimes involving the death of another human, such as homicide or manslaughter. While these may be the most notorious violent crimes, they are certainly not the only violent crimes. Most crimes involving a weapon, such as aggravated assault and armed robbery, make up other violent crimes, as well as domestic violence and mistreatment of a child either through battery or neglect.

Not even deputies are above drunk driving charges

Drunk driving is a serious crime with heft penalties, and a conviction can change your life. This is not without good reason, since drunk drivers can pose serious risks to themselves as well as others on the road. With this in mind, it is no surprise that Florida's law enforcement officials treat potential drunk driving cases so seriously. Nobody is beyond drunk driving charges because the ramifications are so serious.

You must take criminal defense charges seriously

It may seem obvious, but criminal charges are extremely serious, and you must defend against them. In a perfect world, if you were charged with a crime and you were innocent, you would not have to worry about a thing. Unfortunately, even if you are innocent, you could still be convicted if the prosecution makes a better case for your guilt than you make for your innocence. In Florida, just like the other states, you are innocent until proven guilty; however, that does not mean that you don't have to defend your innocence.

Does this Florida man deserve a life sentence?

In 2003, a 20-year-old kid from Florida was having a typical drunken night of revelry with his friends. Before falling asleep that night, he agreed to let his roommate borrow his car, something he’d done on many occasions. When he woke up, his life had changed forever.

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