One of the more unlikely and confounding DUI charges possible in Florida is one called "Actual Physical Control DUI," or APC DUI. These charges can occur when law enforcement discovers a person intoxicated behind the wheel-- but not actually operating the vehicle. APC DUI can occur when a car is parked, the engine is off, or even when the driver is asleep.
At Taracks & Associates, we understand that the accused in these cases may be unsure of their rights or even understand what they have done wrong. We are well-acquainted with Florida's drunk driving laws and know what it takes to effectively counter the allegations against our clients.
The concept of APC DUI is frequently counter-intuitive to what drivers believe is a responsible course of action if they believe they've had too much to drink: they turn their car off and pull over somewhere to stop driving. However, Florida law can still assume that a driver who does this can at any time restart their car and re-enter traffic. That "physical control" of the car is seen as potentially dangerous and against the law.
Important factors to consider in APC DUI cases:
Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may have grounds to fight an APC DUI charge and have your case dismissed. Our team of Tampa criminal defense lawyers has more than 50 years of combined experience and has assisted more than 9,000 clients. We can help you examined the details of your APC DUI case and ensure that a favorable outcome is aggressively pursued.
Don't hesitate to start mounting your defense now. Speak to our team at (813) 990-0599 today.