Labor Day Weekend 2015 and DUI in Florida

As we celebrate the working people’s contribution to the country and the end of summer, as with most holidays, law enforcement will have increased patrol units trying to keep the roads safe. There are many common ways that the cops will use to detect and enforce drunk driving laws. For example, the Metropolitan areas have and will continue to use multi-agency patrols to detect and target drivers suspected of DUI. These patrols are usually in high traffic areas. Another tactic that the police use are DUI Roadblocks. The roadblock is designed to stop vehicles to check driver’s licenses, insurance and registrations. The cops make sure to use their eyes and take a big sniff to see if they can see or smell any alcohol or drugs. The police are also patrolling the waterways, did you know there is a specific law against boating under the influence?

Please be responsible. The best way to avoid a DUI is to not drive. Therefore, while out celebrating please designate a driver or use one of the many services to keep from being subjected to an arrest. If you are pulled over and the officer believes you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there is nothing you can do or say that will help you. They have a Zero Tolerance policy and they need to make an arrest to place that number in the news to show the public that they are out doing something. If that unfortunate event does happen, you do have rights. There are defenses to DUI and possible challenges to the breath test and sobriety exercises. DUIs can have serious punishments and depending on the particular case it could include prison time.

In Florida, you only have 10 days to challenge your administrative driver’s license suspension. You need to contact me as soon as possible to work on your case.