Florida DUI how long can I be held in jail after the arrest?Recently on our DUI forum a user asked, I went to a party, and I was drinking. I made the mistake of driving home, and I was arrested. It seemed like I was held a long time before I was released. How long are the police allowed to hold someone after a Florida DUI arrest?
What is a Florida DUI?Drivers may be arrested for a Florida DUI if they are actual physical control of a vehicle and they are under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or chemical substance which impairs their ability to safely operate their motorized vehicle. They may also be arrested if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher.
How long can I be held after Florida DUI?If you are arrested for a Florida DUI the police are legally allowed to detain you:
- Until you are no longer under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any chemical substance
- Until your blood-alcohol level or breath-alcohol level is less than 0.05; or
- Until 8 hours have elapsed from the time the you were arrested.