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Will my insurance rates go up after a DUI?

Being convicted of a DUI-related charge in Florida can really leave a long, lasting impact on your driving record. But the repercussions don't stop there, either. The impact of a DUI conviction can affect many different areas of your life that you may not have even considered. You may also know certain areas will be impacted without understanding just how impacted they could become.

DUI: What happens once you're pulled over?

In Florida, driving while under the influence is a serious crime that can net you some equally serious penalties. If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, there are certain things you should expect and certain actions to avoid. We at Steven Wetter wish to help you expect the most likely possibilities so that you are better prepared to protect yourself.

Was your DUI situation handled properly?

If you get saddled with a DUI charge in Florida, you could be facing some severe penalties if you are convicted. But did you know that in some cases, police don't handle the situation properly during the arrest, and that this might help you ut? We at Steven Wetter will work with you to determine if all necessary steps were taken before accusing you of a DUI-related crime.

What is aggravated DUI?

As a driver in Florida who has been accused of driving while under the influence, you should be aware of the fact that different levels of DUI offenses can come with different levels of penalties. We here at Steven Wetter wish to help you understand one of these types - aggravated DUI - so that you can be prepared if you face this charge.

Getting into a DUI crash that isn't your fault

Drivers in Florida with a blood alcohol content level of over .08 percent or above will be charged with driving under the influence. If that driver also gets into an accident, the charge will likely be bumped up to aggravated DUI. But what if the driver, despite being intoxicated, is not actually at fault for the accident?

What is a BUI?

If you own a boat, you may have been tempted to - or already have - spent time out on the water while drinking. While it isn't illegal to have alcohol on deck in the same way that it is to have open alcohol in your car, that doesn't necessarily mean you're in clear water if an officer pulls you over. We here at Steven Wetter will guide you through the nuances of potential BUIs.

How do your drinks affect your body?

Residents of Florida are likely aware of the fact that you are over the legal limit if your blood alcohol content, or BAC, is at .08% or higher. You may think that this means anything before this number is safe to drive at, but the truth is, alcohol starts affecting your body as soon as you have your first sip.

Avoid drinking and driving this holiday season

During the holidays traffic stops significantly increase as police officers are trying to keep the streets safe. Unfortunately, this time of year, people are dealing with increased pressure and stress due to traveling, last-minute shopping, and attending one event after another.

What are the penalties for boating under the influence?

Plenty of people in Florida enjoy going out onto the water. Whether it’s to enjoy the view, to feel the wind on your face, or to have a fun gathering with friends or family, boating can offer you a lot of fun options. However, don’t drink while you operate the boat, because this falls under the umbrella of DUI offenses and can net you some hefty penalties.

How is reckless driving defined?

As a driver in Florida, you may be aware of the fact that reckless drivers can make the roads more dangerous. Not only is it threatening to other drivers on the road, but a reckless driver could end up with fines or even jail time, while sufferers deal with medical issues and high bills. But what sort of actions are actually considered to be reckless driving?

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