September 4, 2009 by Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner

IF YOU DRINK & DRIVE, YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW

1174747_72048629.jpgSince 1971 Bruce L. Scheiner, the Founder and Senior Attorney, at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, has been disturbed by the tragedies caused by drunk drivers. He urges everyone to refrain from drinking and driving. He, his associates and his staff want to remind you that they sue drunk drivers. Labor Day weekend is a time when family and friends gather. Make it a “happy” occasion – not a “tragic” one.

As a reminder not to drink and drive, here is a summary of the drunk driving laws in Florida:


The State of Florida drunk driving laws prohibits driving any type of vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. The .08 percent BAC limit is the standard measurement used across the United States for the "impaired" driver. This limit is lower for drivers of commercial vehicles (.04%) and virtually non-existent for drivers under the age of 21 (.02%).


How many drinks does it take to reach the legal limit in Florida?
There really isn't a magic formula that can calculate exactly how much you can drink before you become legally impaired. It is safe to say that for every drink you take, your level of impairment increases. There have been studies that have shown that you blood alcohol concentration level goes up approximately .05 percent for each drink taken. In fact, it takes very little alcohol to become legally drunk.


The best answer is not to drink and drive. The State of Florida has strict laws for drunk driving. When you drink and drive in Florida, you risk your freedom, finances and your future.


One Drink is Considered:
1 Beer
1 Three Ounce Glass of Wine
1 Shot or 1 Ounce of Hard Liquor

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If you or your loved one is injured, contact Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A. Suing drunk drivers since 1971.

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