Oasis11- That is a funny story. I wanted to say that there are some people that receive misdemeanor traffic violations because they are driving while intoxicated.
These people usually submit to a battery of sobriety tests in order to determine their blood alcohol level.
Most states consider a blood alcohol level of .08% to be intoxicated. However, studies show that driving impairment can begin at .02% blood-alcohol level.
Even if your blood alcohol level is below the legal limit, if you fail a sobriety test you will be charged with a DUI, which is driving under the influence.
In the state of Florida, you can have your license suspended for six months. They do however; allow convicted drivers the opportunity to restore their driving privileges after the first 30 days of probation.
These people have to go to criminal traffic violations court and seek a traffic violations lawyer to defend them.
I feel that driving under the influence or DUI, should be offered stiffer penalties than just a misdemeanor traffic violation.
This should be considered a felony because you can kill someone or kill yourself. If the punishment were harsher perhaps more people would think twice about drinking and driving.