|Driving Under the Influence Misdemeanor
A First DUI is frequently charged in Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough County DUI cases. The things needed to prove guilt in a case are listed below. The Florida DUI law is also included below.
“the offense of driving under the influence . . . is subject to punishment”
The charge code used by the police, prosecutors, Judges, and Clerks of Court is TRAF1012. The offense is a criminal charge punishable by jail, fines, court costs, and drivers license suspension.
Tampa Florida DUI Charges in Brief
- Drive Vehicle
- In the State of Florida
- Under the Influence of alcohol or controlled substance
- Normal Faculties Impaired
- Or Blood alcohol over .08
Form Code: TRAF1012
Florida Statute: 316.193.1
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Description: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
What are the Penalties under Florida DUI Law?
316.193 Driving under the influence; penalties.
(1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and:
(a) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;
(b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or
(c) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.