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Why prom and graduation are dangerous times for teens

Spring break is over for nearly everyone, but prom and graduation are coming up soon for millions of teens across Florida and the rest of the country. While these are times of celebration, they're also, for too many young people, occasions for too much drinking. When they get behind the wheel, the results can be tragic. About 1,000 young people under 21 die every year in traffic fatalities and other tragedies surrounding prom and graduation.

Know your options for handling a drunk driving charge

As we discussed in our previous blog, spring break is a time that is meant to be fun. If you are out drinking, make sure that you aren't doing anything that can land you in legal trouble. One action you most certainly need to avoid is driving drunk. We know that mistakes happen. If your mistake was driving drunk, you need to take the time to understand your options for dealing with the drunk driving charges.

Don't ruin your spring break with a DUI

With college students all over the country on spring break -- heading here to Florida and other warm location -- it's essential more than ever to remember the dangers of drunk driving. While individual state laws regarding the legal drinking age and the specific penalties for DUIs vary, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 can get you arrested in every state. Further, if you're under the legal drinking age, you can face legal DUI charges for any measurable amount of alcohol in your system.

Some dangerous misconceptions about drunk driving

Drunk driving is considered by many to be one of the worst things you can do behind the wheel. However, every day, people who thought they were able to drive safely are arrested for drunk driving. If they're lucky, no one was harmed. However, too often, the drunk driver, passengers and people in other vehicles are left injured or dead.

Why is drunk driving so severely punished in Florida?

Drunk driving is a serious problem on the roads today, and if you've been accused of it, you should know that you need to defend yourself right away. The severity of accidents involving drunk drivers is one of the reasons why it's looked down on so much, and there are many laws that can impact you if you're convicted. Even if you are not convicted, the time you spend waiting to go through the charges and trial could affect your reputation and even cost you your job.

Are there severe punishments for a first-time DUI offense?

Driving under the influence can land you in trouble with the law, but a first-time offense isn't as severe as a second or third. Your attorney can help you look into the facts of your case, so you can see how to best defend yourself against the potential punishments.

Fight against DUI cases in Fort Lauderdale

Now that the holiday season is here, you can count on people hosting parties. Many of those parties will involve alcoholic beverage, such as eggnog. If you plan on drinking anything that contains alcohol, make plans ahead of time to get home so that you don't end up drinking and driving.

Why we're headed into some of the deadliest days on the road

As we head into the holiday season, we're approaching some of the deadliest days of the year on the road for drivers. That's true even here in South Florida where we don't have to deal with the snowy conditions that other Americans face during the winter, because many fatal crashes during this time are alcohol-related.

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