Actual Physical Control
Everyone knows that it is illegal to drive a car while impaired by alcohol or intoxicants, but it is possible to get convicted for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Florida for simply being deemed to be in actual physical control of s vehicle. This means that “sleeping it off” in the car can get you in just as much trouble. The determination of whether you are in actual physical control turns on many factors like proximity to the vehicle, presence of the keys, operability of the vehicle, and your location within the vehicle. However, many actual physical control cases have the foundation for a good defense and a criminal defense attorney can often have the charges reduced or dismissed. If you’ve been charged with DUI while in actual physical control of a vehicle in Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami-Dade County, contact our office for a free consultation.