DUI Penalties In Florida
Every state, and even most countries, have laws against driving while under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances. It was proven decades ago that driving while impaired like this causes accidents, which is why driving while under the influence (or "DUI" for short) is illegal. The only difference is the penalties different states and countries impose on impaired drivers who have been convicted of the offense. The severity of the penalty often depends on whether any people were injured in an accident by a DUI driver, and how many times that driver has previously been convicted of DUI.