Ok. Here’s a surprise for you.
It is not against the law in Florida (or most other states) to drink and drive. If it were, bars would have no parking lots. There might be bus stops or cab stands, but the cities and counties would not permit parking lots clearly intended for patrons of bars to drive in, get out, go in , consume alcoholic beverages, walk out, and drive away. It it is against the law to drink to the point of impairment, or take controlled substances (drugs) to the point your normal faculties are impaired, — and then drive while still impaired.
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 407 743 8430 or 407-250-9557 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.
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