Let’s start with acronyms, namely, DHSMV.
Being stopped by a police officer in Orlando or anywhere else in Orange County on suspicion of drunk driving is a harrowing experience for anybody.
When you are a habitual driving offender, you better have a skilled an experienced attorney by your sided. An average of 23,000 drivers have their Florida drivers license revoked each year as they are considered "Habitual Traffic Offenders". In Florida, it's a criminal offense to drive with a suspended or revoked license. The reason for suspension, or having your license revoked, depends on different factors.
Quite frequently, legislators will look for ways to make drunk driving laws even more stringent than they already are. Although drunk driving laws are generally regulated on a state-to-state basis, a bill recently introduced in the federal legislature takes a "comply or else" approach to changing statutes nationwide.
As we've discussed on this blog, being charged for driving under the influence of alcohol can have an impact on a person's ability to drive -- sometimes permanently. At times, a person can have driving privileges restored, but this allowance may come with strings attached. Specifically, drivers may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicles.
We have all had this moment: We are driving at night and instead of coming to a complete stop, we slowly go through a stop sign. We hope for the best when we instantly see another car about to hit us and we slam on the brakes or even worse...someone walking across our car's path.