It can be difficult to avoid getting into trouble when you don’t know what causes the problem. Think back to when you were a child, if your parents did not tell you to be home by 6:00 for dinner and you came in at 7:00, it would be natural to wonder why you were in trouble. The same is true with the law, but unfortunately the judicial system considers every person to know the laws, and to follow the letter of the law. However, this is impossibility, as no one can commit every piece of legislation that becomes the law of the land to memory. What you can do though, is to have some general information about specific topics that will help to keep you off law enforcement’s radar.
It is helpful to know that Florida law defines DUI as driving with a concentration of alcohol in your blood of 0.08% or more. It is also beneficial to know what an officer is looking for when looking to make a vehicle stop for possible DUI. The following is a list of the top five things that will create a suspicion that you are driving under the influence, and may get you pulled over and arrested for DUI:
- Your rate of speed: whether you are going too slow, or too fast if your speed is questionable, you may be pulled over. If so, and the officer believes you have been drinking, he or she may begin to ask you questions that could lead to information confirming these suspicions.
- Weaving in and out of traffic.
- Disregarding traffic signals or stop signs.
- Driving on the wrong side of the road.
- Frequent lane changes.
If your driving matches any of these behaviors, it is likely you will be stopped. After being stopped, if you appear intoxicated, the officer will likely ask you some questions and could ultimately request you take a field sobriety test.
If you been arrest for DUI, contact an experienced traffic ticket defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for answers. Your first visit is a free consultation and we work with you to reach results that fit your needs.