You're at a party, and a friend pressures you to have a drink. The only problem? You're not of legal drinking age. Still, you take the drink and then decide to drive home--only to get pulled over for drinking and driving.
Drinking and driving is a crime. In the state of Florida, the penalties for this crime may include fines, jail time and driver's license revocation. You may think that once you pay your money or do your time, it's over--and you can move on with your life. However, a DUI can carry longer- term consequences that you may not expect.
A quick Google search for DUI penalties in Florida could lead you to believe that the financial consequences of such an offense are relatively minor. For example, under Florida law, a first-time offender may face a minimum fine of $500 and as little as eight hours in jail.
Driving under the influence of drugs may result in several charges including a DUI and drug charge for possession. Initially, a person driving while intoxicated by drugs will be charged with a DUI, but keep in mind that the officers and prosecution have to prove that the individual had taken drugs prior to driving.