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What does implied consent mean?

When it comes to drunk driving, the laws vary from one state to another. If you live in Fort Myers, it is very important to recognize where Florida stands on certain matters and understand key terms, such as implied consent. If you refuse to submit to a breath test, you could face a wide range of consequences if you are apprehended, including the suspension of your license and even prison time, depending on the circumstances.

How long do I have until my license can be reinstated?

If you are charged with driving under the influence, you could face all sorts of consequences, from a damaged reputation and time behind bars to costly fines and license suspension. Without a driver's license, you may be unable to get to work or handle other important responsibilities. If you live in Fort Myers, or another part of Florida, and find yourself in this position, it is essential to figure out how just how long you have until you can reinstate your license.

Statistics on teenagers and drunk driving

When teenagers make the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, their life may unravel in an instant. In Fort Myers, Florida, and across the nation, teens not only face the risk of serious injury and death, but may find themselves in legal trouble as well. Unfortunately, many teenagers have had their futures negatively affected or even ruined due to a one-time decision.

Breath test refusal and license reinstatement

According to the Florida Legislature, when drivers refuse to submit a breath test after being pulled over in the state, their driver's license is suspended. In Fort Myers, and elsewhere in the state, driving privileges are suspended for one year for those who refuse a breath test for the first time and as many as 18 months for those who have already had their license suspended because they refused a breath test in the past, which can make life very challenging.

What if I refuse a breath test while in a commercial vehicle?

In a previous post, the consequences of being charged with driving a commercial vehicle while under the influence of alcohol were examined. However, if you are a commercial vehicle driver, it is important to understand all of the laws as well as the potential consequences of other offenses related to drunk driving. For example, you should be aware of the penalties you may face for refusing a breath test while driving a commercial vehicle in Fort Myers, or any other city across the state of Florida.

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