Can I Be Stopped and Arrested for DUI in Florida Even If the Vehicle Was Not Moving?

Question: Can I Be Stopped and Arrested for DUI in Florida Even If the Vehicle Was Not Moving?

The answer is yes. In Florida, the state and also the police are allowed to arrest and prosecute you for not only driving under the influence of alcohol, but also if you’re in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. It’s not just limited to driving activity. You could be parked at a restaurant. You could be parked in a parking lot. You could be parked on the side of the road. The key there is whether or not you had the keys to the ignition and you had the ability to control that vehicle, not so much if you were actually seen on the street.

Contact a Fort Myers Criminal Defense Attorney at the Law Office of Miguel Fernandez to answer all your questions in regards to your rights.