Perhaps the most sobering thing a person could ever hear is that his or her drunken activities contributed to the death or critical injury of another person. The charged offender faces the possibility of having all freedom taken away for a very long time. The only thing worse than that reality is the extreme and oppressive guilt. Alcohol is a double-edged sword. People warn you to be smart about drinking and if you have had too much, make arrangements for getting home. But the reality is, once you have a few drinks, the desire to drink increases and decision-making abilities become impaired. You certainly aren't a killer, you in no way intended to hurt anyone.
We've all seen people on the side of the road who have been stopped by police and asked to perform a field sobriety test. The test is humiliating for the person taking it and is surprisingly difficult to perform, even for someone who has had nothing to drink.
Few people are aware that Florida DUI laws are different for people who are under age 21. What your son or daughter doesn't know can hurt them.