Most in Naples would claim to know the limitations of their own bodies better than anyone. Thus, they may believe that they are the ones who should be trusted as to their fitness to perform tasks (such as driving). This may lead to assumptions by some that they are able to "hold" alcohol better than others, or that alcohol effects them differently. Unfortunately, research has shown that alcohol tends to be no respecter of persons (or their assumed physical abilities).
In just a few days people all over Florida will be heralding the arrival of the new year. While celebrating with friends and family is surely fun, when celebrations involve alcohol there is an increased risk of driving while drunk. That’s why it’s crucial that all motorists have the right information to keep themselves and others safe.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Florida, you may be facing an uncertain future as you await the news about what your consequences will be. Vowing now to change your life and to never drive drunk again is imperative to your ability to rebuild damaged relationships, rebuild trust and give yourself a winning shot at being able to live a productive and happy life in your future.
As you likely already know, or at least suspect, a DUI conviction is not a good thing to have on your Florida driving record. Not only can such a conviction put your driving privileges at risk, it can have other negative impacts on your life as well.
You know that no two people in Naples are alike. How, then, is a breathalyzer device able to come up with an accurate reading for different individuals? This is the question that many clients bring to us here at The Caldarone Law Group, P.A., and it is this question that serves as the basis for many defenses against drunk driving charges. While breathalyzer technology is advanced, that does that not mean it is infallible. Understanding how a breathalyzer device comes up with a BAC reading can help you understand how such a reading may be challenged.
If you’ve recently received a drunk driving charge in Naples, your problems may extend beyond just legal matters. In fact, this could be a sign of alcohol addiction, which entails ill-effects ranging from legal to personal. Getting treatment is crucial in this case, and WebMD explains some of the different options you can utilize on the road to recovery.
Were someone to ask you what a breathalyzer was, you would likely immediately assume it to be the hand-held devices that law enforcement officials use to conduct breath tests on the side of the road. This assumption contributes to the confusion on the issue of whether or not you are in your rights to refuse a breath test. In reality, an actual breathalyzer is the machine used to conduct a chemical assessment of the alcohol content of your breath. These are typically found in police stations. What, then, it the device that an officer may ask you to blow into when you are pulled over?
Most in Naples likely associate one number with drunk driving: .08. That is the blood-alcohol concentration limit at which a driver is considered to be legally impaired. Exactly how much alcohol must one consume to reach that point? Due to differences in body composition and metabolism rates, it is impossible to come up with a standard. For some, it may take a couple of drinks; for others, only a few ounces. Yet trying to understand how much one can drink before he or she cannot legally drive may end up being flawed logic as the application of the .08 standard is not universal.
It’s no secret that drunk driving can be deadly. Unfortunately, many drivers in Florida and all over the nation still take to the roads inebriated, which can end in physical injury, property damage, or even loss of life. To illustrate the threat that driving while intoxicated poses all drivers, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer the following information.
After having been involved in a drunk driving accident in Naples, you first question might be who would allow the person that caused your collision to not only become intoxicated, but then to drive? Oftentimes there may not only be one person that shares the burden of the blame in an accident. In the case of drunk driver, there is the person or party that allowed him or her to drive after drinking in the first place. After considering this, you may then whether you can hold such parties responsible for the injuries and damages you (and others) sustained in your accident?