The Law Office of Steven D. Elias would like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday and new year. A very important reminder during the holiday season: DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! It is statistically proven that drinking alcohol dramatically increases your chances of being in a car accident. According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, once you sign your driver’s license, you are agreeing to the “IMPLIED CONSENT LAW,” which means that if you are pulled over and the officer asks you to take a blood, urine, or breath test, you are required to comply. A refusal to take this test will automatically result in an 18-month suspension of your license. The legal limit for drivers over the age of 21 is .08. Driving while under the influence is not only a serious offense, but a huge financial burden which includes court fines, legal defense, and increased auto insurance premiums.
Always choose your designated driver ahead of time or use apps such as Uber and Lyft. A little precaution goes a long way. Again, the Law Office of Steven D. Elias wish you a very happy and most importantly a safe holiday season.