Over the years, the persistently high number of DUI incidents in Florida has compelled the state legislature to keep harsh penalties for motorists arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
DUI Laws in Florida
In Florida, a driver is prohibited from driving or being in actual physical control of a car while:
- Under the influence of harmful chemical substances, alcohol, or illegal controlled substances
- Having a BAC of 0.08% or more
“Under the influence” in Florida is defined as being impaired to the extent of being deprived of normal faculties. You can get a DUI on the evidence that your BAC is 0.08% or more. This limit is reduced to 0.04% if the license holder drives a commercial vehicle.