Florida drivers would probably agree that it is a good idea to make an effort to avoid drinking and driving. DUI laws vary from state to state, and it can sometimes be difficult to gauge how close a driver is to the legal limit. Many times, drivers may feel as if they are perfectly capable of operating a vehicle, and they do not suspect they are intoxicated by legal standard.
Recently, a Florida man, who happens to be the son of NFL legend Dan Marino, was charged with DUI. He complied when police signaled for him to pull over after they allegedly witnessed him run a stop sign. When they approaches his vehicle, they claim his eyes looked unusual and they could smell alcohol. They asked him to take a voluntary breathalyzer test, which he refused.
For some reason, he later changed his mind, perhaps after the urging of the officers. He willfully submitted to the test, which reportedly produced results indicating he was over the legal limit. He intends to plead not guilty to all charges.
When a person is charged with DUI, he or she may fear people may already assume he or she is guilty. It is important to remember that merely being charged with a crime is no indication of guilt. In many cases, it can be helpful for those accused of DUI to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to help defendants prepare to present their side of the story in court, and help them feel as if they have someone knowledgeable on their side.