Drunk driving arrests are so common that many people probably think that these are relatively minor incidents. But, while such arrests - for first-time offenders - are typically misdemeanors, which means they have a lower level of potential penalties involved, the all-encompassing penalties, beyond just what is involved from a criminal justice standpoint, can be significant.
Facing criminal accusations is no easy matter to address. From the moment an officer places you under arrest, you may have major concerns about your future. Of course, at that exact moment, your mind may be reeling from a variety of emotions, and you may not feel able to even think straight.
Our readers in Florida probably know that individuals who have been convicted of a crime and who are under court supervision - such as probation - face conditions to their release which they must obey. Sex offenders, however, have even more strict requirements that they must meet than, say, a person who has been arrested and convicted for driving while intoxicated.