Without a doubt, Florida is the number one area in the United States that has been selected as an excellent spot to go for a spring break. This may be especially true for many students living in states that have cold, frosty winters. Consider shoveling the road due to an unexpected snowstorm from spring on a warm, sunny white sand beach and blue waters. It's easy to see how anyone can plan their escape to The Sunshine State, even if it is a brief postponement of cold temperatures.
There is a relatively new trend in Europe's choice of holiday destination, but there is a long way to go before Europeans will see flocks of college and high school students converging in South Florida. For many, the plans to hit Florida's beautiful beaches begin years before they come to fruition. Kids start talking about how cool the opening will be sometimes already in high school.
Of course, with the crowds of visitors flocking to an area in a relatively short period of time, there will be problems that will arise. All Florida residents are familiar with the paratroopers' hordes and the huge impacts, both good and bad, on the economy, the volume of traffic, the availability of many locals and the number of traffic referrals issued by various agencies. law enforcement.
The economy begins to grow when the tourist season begins. This season is usually from the end of October until May 1st, with the end of the season being the time we can expect athletes to fall into our communities. For many retailers, such as hotels, bars, restaurants and gift shops, the last month of the season is a god that allows them to make it through the slower summer months.
For locals, this can be very frustrating. Crowds, loud parties and drunk college kids can throw a serious key to the sunny existence of many of us who live here all year. Imagine dealing with these issues for weeks on end until all the spring breaks are over. Simple things like not being able to find parking at your favorite hang-out can get tiring after a few weeks.
As far as traffic is concerned, it is often difficult to negotiate South Florida highways and highways in the best conditions. Stir is a few thousand inexperienced college-age drivers who can be very intoxicated with either alcohol or illicit drugs, and you have a great recipe for disaster. Not only is this a major risk to visitors, but it puts all drivers at greater risk of injury or death as a result of a traffic accident. These visitor guides do not necessarily have to be under the influence of any substance. Their limited experience, combined with increased traffic and non-traffic on well-known roads, add statistics to those who are at much greater risk of being involved in a traffic accident.
Unfortunately, as young adults, we tend to believe that these things only happen to other people, but statistics prove that it must happen to someone. Add a vagina nightmare to most young men and it's easy to see why this is an important element of why insurance rates are higher for young men. Of course, with this increased traffic and the tendency of students to abuse the freedom that spring break offers them, there is an increased amount of traffic tickets issued.
During this time of year, there are many cops, and I mean a lot of them, who hide in their small holes just waiting for a driver with a label out of state to pass. Although the law states that a police officer cannot grab someone for no reason, many law enforcement officials use off-label tags as a reason to pull drivers and check their licenses to assess whether or not the owners think of a vehicle they drank or made drugs and if they own unlawfully purchased alcohol.
Often, this is a time when students begin to flex their "adult" muscles so that they can speak, but the consequences of getting into one of these situations can have long-term or even lifelong negative effects. Consider the following scenario.
You and your friends go to the party. You all plan to be responsible adults to get the designated guide. Well yes. After all, it's a light break to think to yourself: "Sure, a beer or two won't hurt".
You can treat your beer until you and your friends decide to go back to the hotel to partake more. Your lack of familiarity with the area makes you unaware of how many pedestrians and cyclists there are in South Florida. Since you are not familiar with the local roads, you almost lose your turn, so run your turn at the last minute … and then you hear a noise. Very slowly, you realize that you just hit a pedestrian.
When the cops arrive, they smell alcohol on your breath, so of course they administer a field skill test and a respiratory system. You thought you were doing the right thing. you thought you were safe, but now there is someone injured or possibly dead as a result of your bad judgment. It may not have anything to do with the alcohol you consumed, but that's not what the prosecutor is going to show. If you find yourself guilty of drinking alcohol, you can face the following penalties:
• First offense: $ 500- $ 1,000 fine, 50 hours of community service, 6-9 months in prison and probation up to one year and vehicle seizures for 10 days
• Second offense: $ 1,000- $ 4,000 fine, 9-12 months in jail (with a mandatory minimum of 10 days) and vehicle detention for 30 days
• Third offense: $ 2,000- $ 5,000 fine, 9-12 months in jail (mandatory minimum of 30 days) and car seizures for 90 days
• Fourth offense: $ 2,000 or greater, up to 5 years in prison (with a mandatory minimum of 30 days) and car seizures for 90 days
It is unlikely to take into account the fact that you are living abroad when convicted. you have to serve whatever your sentence, whatever. If you are counting on an injury or death, you could consider a serious prison time.
Yes, spring break is a ritual for many young people, but don't forget that penalties for irresponsible behavior can change lives for you and those around you. If you are coming to Florida for spring, we welcome you and hope you will have a unique experience in your life. just make sure it's positive. If, however, you happen to be one of the thousands who get a ticket of any type during your visit here, give us a call for a free consultation at 954-967-9888. Our experienced legal team can help prevent a great experience from turning into an awesome one.