Can I get a DUI if I sit in my car after drinking a few beers?

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Q: Can I get a DUI if I sit in my car after drinking a few beers?


Yes, under Florida law a DUI requires a person be in “actual physical control” of a vehicle. Driving a vehicle is not required. If you sit in or

near a car with your keys nearby you are unnecessarily exposing yourself to a possible DUI arrest. Many legal issues arise out of “actual physical control” arrests which is why an experienced DUI attorney is important.

If you were arrested while sleeping off a few drinks in your car and you are now in need of legal representation don’t hesitate to call the experienced attorneys at the Rooth Law Group. It is in your best interest to act quickly to preserve your driving privilege and fight your DUI charges. Contact St. Petersburg criminal defense attorneys at the Rooth Law Group for a FREE consultation today at (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County, (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County.

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