Earlier this summer, our blog discussed how the Florida Supreme Court had agreed to hear oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the state's refusal to submit law.
Now that the spring semester has come to a close, many college students have packed up their dorm rooms and made their way home for summer vacation. While this ability to spend time with family, earn some much-needed money and just relax in comfortable surroundings is certainly enjoyable, many young people eventually start to feel restless, missing their college cohorts and the comfort of their campus.
If one were to rank the 50 states on the severity of their respective drunk driving laws, there's a very good chance that Florida would rank near the top. If you don't believe it, consider that that the Sunshine State is only one of 12 states with a refusal law that calls for penalties outside of just license suspension.
It seems hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend, which many people view as the unofficial start to the summer, is now less than two weeks away. As such, many people will be busy in the coming days solidifying either their travel arrangements, or plans with family and friends.
If you have been convicted of first-offense driving under the influence in Florida, it's important to understand that a conviction will result in consequences that extend beyond possible incarceration and large fines.