Being charged with DUI is a serious matter. You will be fined, lose your driver’s license, and may even go to jail. The consequences are harsh for a reason, and that reason is to encourage people to refrain from drinking and driving and to prevent repeat incidents. It is not always possible to avoid being arrested and charged with DUI, but there are some things you can do to increase your chances of not being made to face a DUI charge.

DUI in Florida is defined as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more. If drinks are included in your plans, here are three things you can do to avoid being arrested for DUI:

  • Have a designated driver take you home.
  • If no one in your party is willing to act as a designated driver, call a cab or use a driving service like Uber to take you home.
  • Keep the party at home, and require your guests to turn over their keys or find a sober ride home.

It is best to come up with a plan for staying safe before you go out, because if you wait you might become too wrapped up in the “fun” to look for alternative ways to get home. A little advance planning can go a long way, but we understand that it is not always possible and that things do not always go according to plan. Even with the most careful of planning, things happen. If you get pulled over and charged with DUI it is imperative that you aggressively defend the charges. Fast action is required in order to keep your driver’s license, and also to preserve the evidence. Common defenses include attacking the field sobriety test and identifying flaws in that process. Our DUI defense attorneys have experience fighting DUI cases and getting results that make sense. Call our office today to schedule an appointment, and to find out what to do if you have been charged with DUI.

If you have questions about DUI cases, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for help. Call us to schedule an appointment.