Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has been stepping up their DUI enforcement in Jacksonville, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and else where this week leading up to St. Paddy’s Day on Saturday. The FHP and other law enforcement agencies are joining the national campaign of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” that has been geared to reducing the amount of accidents and injuries from reckless, speeding, or negligent drivers.
This National Campaign stems from Florida accident reports of 2010. During that year, there were approximately 18,000 alcohol-related accidents in Florida alone. As a result of those accidents almost 800 people lost their lives and another 12,000 suffered injuries.
Jacksonville residents and residents in the surrounding areas, as you head out this weekend, remember not to drink and drive. It could be the difference between a hangover and a Jacksonville Felony Charge. Therefore, if you find yourself facing a Jacksonville DUI or other Criminal Offence, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer to discuss your case and determine what is the proper approach in moving forward.