A DUI can quickly change your life. It's not just the fines or court dates that affect you, it's also the stigma of having a DUI on your record. You may find it harder to get a job or be unable to get the loans you need for school. You might struggle with social relationships, especially if your friends or family have been negatively affected by DUIs in the past.
Many changes may be coming to Florida's criminal justice system, which is wonderful news for those who may be accused of drug-related offenses. The Florida First Step Act is moving through the Senate, and it could potentially eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for certain nonviolent offenders.