Driving Under the Influence in Florida means driving, or being in actual physical possession of a vehicle, and being impaired by alcohol, controlled substances, or using other chemical substances that impair your mental and or physical abilities.
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DUI with Property Damage Driver's License Suspension Hearing
If you have been arrested for DUI we only have ten days to file a motion with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to request an administrative hearing in order to prevent a suspension your driver’s license.
So, if you have been charged with any DUI offense in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Orange County, or any of the surrounding counties in Florida, contact ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A., A DUI Defense law firm, for a FREE consultation. Alejandro Rivera is an experienced criminal defense and DUI defense attorney, knowledgeable about Florida’s DUI laws.
If you are charged with a DUI offense in Florida, one requirement under Florida law is that you have to be in actual physical control (APC) of the vehicle at the time the offense occurred. Law enforcement officers usually determine APC by the alleged offender sitting in the driver’s seat, the key to the vehicle is either in the alleged offender’s actual or constructive possession, and there is evidence the vehicle was operable. Therefore, if you are charged with a DUI in Florida, you do not have to be actually driving a car.
Florida's Legal Limit(s)
The legal limit in Florida is the maximum allowable amount of alcohol detectable in the blood or breath before someone is charged with an offense for being under the influence of alcohol. Florida’s limit is .08. This means a person cannot have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or a breath alcohol level of .08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath. Thus, in the state of Florida, if you are pulled over by the police and your BAC is .08 or higher you can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol: If you have a high blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .15 or higher in Florida, you can incur even greater punishments, including higher fines, and more time in prison or jail.
Depending on the number of prior DUI convictions you may have, whether your DUI involved death or serious bodily injury, whether your DUI involved damage to property, and the level of your BAC at the time of arrest will determine the possible punishments for a DUI conviction. Penalties for DUI convictions can include:
The first consultation is free and our firm, ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A., an experienced DUI Defense Law Firm, is available to meet with you evenings and weekends if necessary. Alejandro Rivera, an experienced DUI Defense Attorney would like to let you know that if you have been charged with a DUI: