The Florida Implied Consent Law requires you to take a DUI test if an officer suspects you of impaired driving. You will lose your license if you don’t comply with this law. The maximum legal blood alcohol level for drivers over the age of 21 is .08. For drivers under age 21, it is .02.
Refusal to test
When you obtain a Florida driver’s license, you agree to obey all motor vehicle laws, including the Florida Implied Consent Law. You may not know that refusing a lawful request to test will result in an automatic one-year license suspension. A second refusal to provide a breath, urine, or blood alcohol test results in an 18-month license suspension. And if you’ve declined two or more times to take a DUI test, you’ll be ineligible for a hardship license. Many drivers regret putting themselves in this situation, as they later discover they would have been better off taking the test.
More about the Florida Implied Consent Law
You can find more information about the Florida Implied Consent Law on the Florida HSMV website under Florida DUI and Administrative Suspension Laws.
Violating Florida DUI laws results in severe penalties. We urge you to never get behind the wheel if you’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There are always alternative arrangements you can make so you and others will remain safe.
When you’re eligible to reinstate your driver’s license, choose UltraCar Insurance to file your Florida FR44 certificate. We’ll issue an owner-operator policy if you own a vehicle, or non-owner insurance if you don’t own a car (non owner FR44 Florida). Talk with one of our Florida licensed agents today or click to start an online quote.
This article was last updated on August 17th, 2023 by UltraCar Insurance