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Leesburg Golf Cart DUI Lawyer

Effective Legal Defense for Residents of The Villages and Surrounding Areas

In Florida, if you drive a golf cart while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you could be arrested and charged with a crime. The laws concerning this type of offense are the same as those involving a DUI in a vehicle. As with operating a car, truck, van, or other vehicles, if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more, or have an amount of drugs or alcohol in your system that impairs your normal faculties, while behind the wheel of a golf cart, an officer could stop you on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving.

The penalties for this offense are serious, resulting in jail time and fines. As such, having a lawyer on your side who will fight the allegations is important. At the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher, we will be dedicated to working toward a favorable outcome in your case.

Speak with our team today by calling us at (352) 503-4111.

What Is a Vehicle?

Florida Statute 316.193 prohibits a person from driving or being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Under statute 316.003, a vehicle is defined as a device that can transport a person or property along a highway. Because of this broad definition, a golf cart is included in the term vehicle.

What Are the Consequences of a Golf Cart DUI?

Regardless of whether the golf cart was moving or stationary, whether you were on a golf course or in your own driveway, an officer can make an arrest if they suspect you had an intoxicating substance in your system. Additionally, even though you were in a golf cart as opposed to a car, truck, or other motor vehicle, you could still face the same punishments as a regular DUI.

The potential penalties of a golf cart DUI include:

  • First conviction:
    • $500 to $1,000 in fines
    • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Second conviction:
    • $1,000 to $2,000 in fines
    • Up to 9 months in jail
    • Up to 1 year Ignition Interlock Device installation

The penalties increase for a third and subsequent conviction within 10 years of the previous or if aggravating factors are present, such as a BAC of .15 or more or causing an accident resulting in bodily injury or property damage. Additionally, although you might have been operating a golf cart at the time of the alleged offense, you could also face driver’s license suspension.

Contact Our Firm for Aggressive Legal Counsel

Backed by over 17 years of experience, our attorney knows the law and what defenses can be brought up in golf cart DUI cases. Understanding that being arrested and criminally charged can be an overwhelming experience, we will be available to answer your questions, inform you of the possible consequences, and discuss your legal options. We will take the time to learn about you and your situation and craft a defense strategy to meet your needs.

For focused, result-oriented representation, call us at (352) 503-4111 or contact us online.

Why Hire Jody Fisher Law?

  • Reputation Of Success

  • Former Prosecutor

  • 2 Decades of Experience

  • Experienced Litigator

  • Dedicated To Our Clients

  • Aggressive Defense

  • Awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers

  • Rated Excellent by Avvo

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