Florida drunk driving laws and penalties are severe enough as they are, but if you get convicted of aggravated DUI, the penalties are even higher. An aggravated DUI charge usually does not happen unless there are certain "aggravating factors" present.
You had just spent a nice day out on the boat, drinking a little beer, catching a few fish, and taking in some sun. As the sun started to set, you headed back to shore and loaded your catch in the back of the truck before heading home.
It goes without saying that getting multiple drunk driving offenses is an especially bad position to put yourself in. The damage and penalties from having two or more DUIs on your record are immense. But even after just one offense - one that could have extenuating circumstances involved - in the state of Florida, an individual can face hefty penalties and fines.
Field sobriety tests (FST) are used to determine if a driver may be impaired. It is important to understand that an FST does not determine if you are able to drive, it gives an officer probable cause to conduct other, more invasive tests. Without probable cause, it can be difficult for an officer to justify asking for a breath, blood or urine test.