Tampa Bay is filled with amazing nightlife; lights, drinks, and music. Tucked away into various places the Bay also boasts some spectacular bars such as the Sail Pavilion where you can enjoy an excellent view of the water, or indulge in a handcrafted beer at the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. These fantastic temptations can lead to some over indulgence in alcohol and what started out as a great night can end with a DUI and serious repercussions.
Florida DUI Consequences
There are various possible consequences for a DUI depending on if it is a repeat and the damages that may have occurred. Many of them are expensive and cause much discomfort by being costly and time consuming for the offender.
- Jail time
- A period of probation,
- Community Service
- Vehicle Immobilization
- DUI School
- Felony DUI
- Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation
Avoid Drinking and Driving
This program is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, and their nationwide network of wholesalers. This is to create more accessibility for the use of designated drivers at bars, restaurants and anywhere alcohol is consumed. How does it work? Normally you show your keys to show you have chosen not to drive. Prices may vary depending on the cab service. Some of the participants of Alert Cab are:
- United Cab will give customers a ride to their home at no cost.
- Yellow Cab- up to $15 for the trip is covered then pay is expected after the limit.
- Check with your cab service to see if they are a part of the program or something similar as well.
This service offers professional designated drivers to arrive at your location on a motorbike, and drive you home. The trick? Their motorbike folds and fits into the back of the vehicle. Sometimes they are already outside of your bar or restaurants. Call 888- ZINGO-11 (946-4611) The fee for this service is $10 pick-up fee plus $3 per mile and don’t forget to tip your driver. Hours of operation are 9 pm to 3:15 am, Tues-Sat.
Another designated driver service of Tampa. BEMYDD even have a handy Mobile App to make this service even easier to book. They have 3 service options- Personal Driver that starts $14.00-19.95 per hour, a Pick-up service to get you safely home $25 for pick-up and $3.45 per mile, Peace of Mind plan that offers driver teams for events at $45-$53 a team, per hour. Call1-877-U-BEMYDD or book your driver online.
Tampa Bay’s DUI Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a driver driving under the influence, Bryan can take care of your case with experience and compassion. Expenses for these types of accidents can be astronomical from medical bills, lost wages, damages, to even death that may not be covered entirely by insurance. Call for a fast, free consultation at 1-800-535-2529, or contact Bryan Caulfield online.