A friend of mine got a DUI on January 1st, 2010 in Illinois.
He got pulled over after not stopping at the white line at an intersection, due to a tall snow bank obscuring his view of the road onto which he was making a right hand turn.
The cop said if he blew under 0.08, he would be free to go. He subsequently blew 0.12 and was arrested.
So he hired an expensive lawyer and got the charge reduced from DUI to "careless driving" not 6 months later and went on his merry way.
Illinois is notorious for these kinds of "deals", if you have an expensive lawyer.
Florida, from what I have heard, is much more strict. Their army boot-wearing cops are much more proactive, and the court system is much stricter. I guess this is because Florida is a Red state or because it is part of the Bible Belt.
I was just wondering which states people thought were the strictest and/or most lenient....