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Can I Get a DUI While Driving a Golf Cart?

Golburgh Law Oct. 10, 2016

Florida is known for its golf courses, and there are many individuals in the state who love to play golf. And drink. Did you know you can be arrested for driving a golf cart under the influence? That's right. If you have a blood or breath alcohol content (BAC) that is 0.08 or higher, you will be charged with DUI.

In Florida, prosecutors must prove than an individual was operating a motor vehicle over the legal BAC limit. Golf carts fall within this category. There are many ways a prosecutor can prove an individual was driving under the influence, which include blood and urine tests. If an individual refuses to take these tests, then he or she can still be charged with a DUI. Video documentation is one way to establish that a driver had impaired physical and/or mental abilities. It is vital for individuals who charged with DUI to contact Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer Lloyd H. Golburgh, who has 20 years of experience defending those charged with Driving Under the Influence.

If you have been charged with driving a golf cart under the influence in Florida, you have 10 days from the time of arrest to ask for a hearing that will determine the status of your driver's license. If you take no action within the first ten days of your arrest, your license will be suspended for a minimum of six months. However, there are options available to you so that you can maintain your privilege to drive, if for business purposes only. Contact Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer Lloyd H. Golburgh today for more information on this topic.

If you're convicted of driving your golf cart under the influence, as a first time DUI offender, you face between 6 and 9 months in the county jail, at minimum. You also face fines, court costs, community service, a vehicle immobilization, DUI School, and the required installation of an ignition interlock device. South Florida DUI attorney Lloyd H. Golburgh has the experience handling DUI cases that you'll want in your DUI lawyer. If you have been arrested for driving a golf cart under the influence, contact Broward DUI lawyer Lloyd H. Golburgh, Esq. today.