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It is Not Against the Law to Drink and Drive in Florida

It is not against the law to drink and drive–if it were, bars would have no parking lots– but it is against the law to drink to the point of impairment and drive.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a DUI, contact an attorney at The Defense Group via our website or call us at 407-831-1956 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day in case of emergency, and we are willing to arrange appointments for nights or weekends.


“It’s not against the law in Florida to drink and drive. It’s against the law to drink too much so that you become impaired and then drive. If that weren’t the case, there wouldn’t be a parking lot next to every bar in town. They didn’t put a bus stop there or a cab stand, there’s not a train depot. There’s a parking lot so that the customers can drive up, go inside, go in there and enjoy the music, enjoy the company, have one or two drinks over a period of a couple of hours, go out and drive home. If you go in and have five or six drinks over a couple of hours and drive home and you get stopped, you’re going to go to jail for DUI.”