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BAC - BAC is short for "Blood Alcohol Concentration", and refers to the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream as a percentage. BAC can be measured by breath, blood or urine testing. DUI School - DUI Schools is a drug and alcohol education program designed to help you understand how dangerous drinking and driving is, and to help prevent you from repeating your offense.
DUI - Driving while under the influence, a very serious crime in the state of Florida.   Felony - A serious crime, such as murder, rape or burglary. Stricter sentences are given for felonies than for misdemeanors. A third-time DUI in the state of Florida is a third-degree felony.
License Revocation - If your license is revoked, you completely lose your driving privilege. You will need to reapply for a license after the stipulated period of time.   Misdemeanor - A misdemeanor is a less serious crime than a felony. In Florida, your first two DUI offenses are misdemeanors, but the third is a felony.
Hardship License - A form of provisional license that withholds some, but not all, driving privileges. For example, a hardship license may allow you to drive to and from work only, or to and from the court ordered drinking driver program.   Regurgitation - Ejection of some of the contents of your stomach into your throat or mouth. This can fool a breath test into thinking that the blood alcohol level is significantly higher than it actually is. Officers administering breath tests are instructed to make sure you do not burp or regurgitate prior to the test, as the cloud of burped up alcohol will invalidate the breath test results.
Rising Curve Defense - A legal defense against DUI based on the claim that the driver was not under the influence as they had not reached 0.08% blood alcohol while he or she was actually driving, but that more alcohol was absorbed into the body between the actual driving and the breathalyzer test.    
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