The number one way to avoid a DUI arrest is simple, don’t drink and drive. That is the only sure way to avoid a DUI. However, in Florida it is not illegal to drink and drive, it is only illegal to drive while under the influence to the extent your normal faculties are impaired, or with an unlawful blood alcohol level. That means, one drink may not be a problem, however, several drinks can be. It is important to use your discretion and know your limits. Make sure that you are sober and able to drive if you do make the decision to get behind the wheel. Not only are you potentially putting yourself at risk, but others who share the road with you as well.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, please contact Galen M. Novotny with Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon for a free consultation to protect your rights.