What happens if I am arrested for drinking and driving in Florida?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

In Florida, it’s uncommon that you would ever hear it in legal terms be referred to as drinking and driving. What we require is that individuals not drive under the influence of alcohol to the extent their normal faculties are impaired or that they not drive with an unlawful blood alcohol level which would usually be above a .08. That being said, if you’ve been arrested and you’ve been arrested for DUI, you need to speak with a lawyer immediately to determine what, if any, rights you have; what, if anything, you need to do immediately with regard to preserving your ability to drive; and what, if anything, you may need to do in terms of court appearances, things in support of your case and also to allow the lawyer time to prepare you a defense to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.