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The national standard for the presumptive level of impairment is a BAC of .08. This is the level of alcohol concentration in the blood at which a driver is presumed to be too impaired to drive a vehicle with no other evidence required. That doesn’t mean that you can’t go to jail with a BAC under .08. What that means is in Florida, and many other states, impairment can be determined by a police officer without your BAC being at the .08 mark. You don’t necessarily have to meet the legal definition of impaired to go to jail when you drink and drive. If a police officer observes you driving and has reason to believe you don’t have complete control of your vehicle he can still arrest you.

Small amounts of alcohol in your system, coupled with medications lack of sleep or even the crash effect from high amounts of stress, can impair your motor skills enough for you to not have complete control of your vehicle.

D.U.I. is used as the abbreviation for Driving Under the Influence. Getting caught, driving under the influence of alcohol can have serious consequences even if you don’t kill anyone, if you take into account the money you are spending on lawyer fees, impound fees, loss of wages or job and higher insurance premiums. If you’re arrested for a D.U.I. with no traffic collision or injuries to any other party.

The consequences for D.U.I. are:
• Fines
• Possible jail-time
• License suspension
• Community service, and
• Mandatory attendance to Drug and Alcohol Education classes.

The other financial side of a D.U.I. conviction is increased insurance premiums if you can find an insurance company that will cover you. On top of all this, you will have a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. Most employers and educational institutions conduct background checks.

First DUI offense:
• Fine BAC of .08 – $500 to $1000
• BAC of .15 or higher – $1000 to $2000
• Revoked license – 180 days to 1 year
• Jail BAC of .08 – up to 6 months
• Ignition Interlock Device – 6 months

If the judge somehow forgets to add the ignition blow stater on to you punishment the Department of highway safety and Motor vehicles has you covered and will immediately require that the blow stater be installed with in thirty days.

Second DUI offense:
• Fine – $1,000 – $ 2000
• Revoked license – Not less than 5 years
• Jail time – Up to 9 months
• Ignition Interlock Device – 1-2 years with a BAC over .15

Your car won’t even start if your BAC is at a certain level as determined by the court
• Probation – They tell you when you get there
• Community Service – Possible Jail
• Car impounded – 3 days

Third DUI Offense:
• Fine – $2,000 – $ 5,000
• Revoked license – Not less than 5 years
• Jail time – Up to 5 years
• Ignition Interlock Device – 2 years with a BAC over .15
• Probation – They tell you when you get there
• Community Service – Possible Jail
• Car impounded – 90 days

The 4th conviction’s B.A.C upper limit is a secret. You gotta get there to find out.
Fourth DUI offense is a Fourth Degree Felony
Elvis Legalities
• Fine – $2,000 – $ 5,000
• Revoked license – Permanently revoked
• Jail time – 5 to 10 years
• Ignition Interlock Device – None- your license is gone

If your BAC is .15 or higher – all minimum fines will double.
Just for blowing .15 or higher you will also receive a minimum of 9 to 12 months in jail. You will also be enrolled into a state sponsored school of higher learning and you will not get your license back until you have graduated. Most likely you will be come the burden of others who have to drive you to these classes. Why take the risk? The laws are in place to save lives.

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