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DRUNKEN DRIVING LAWS IN FLORIDA

Drunk driving or driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense and can result in serious consequences if found guilty in a court of lawn.

Drunk driving is commonly referred to as DUI or DWI. Though the terms DUI and DWI have different meanings in certain states, in the state of Florida, they are interchangeably used and have the same meaning. DUI means driving under the influence and DWI means driving while impaired.

Briefly, as per Florida law, a person with a blood or breath alcohol content of 0.8% or more can be charged with DUI. If the person is a commercial driver, the BAC limit is 0.4% and for people under age 21, the BAC limit is 0.2%. Even without a breath or blood test, if the evidence shows a person’s normal faculties were impaired, a DUI charge may result.

Florida has very strict DUI laws and the penalties become more severe for repeat offenders.