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Electric scooters and bicycles and lawn mowers oh my! All the ways you can get a DUI.


The Law

Under § 316.193(1), Florida Statutes, a person is guilty of a DUI if the person is driving a vehicle while impaired by alcoholic beverages or other substances. The legal definition of vehicle is quite broad, and has been interpreted to include boats, bicycles, lawn mowers, and several other modes of transportation that you would not usually think of as a vehicle.

This expansive definition of vehicles includes those enticing, new electric scooters that have been popping up in front of bars all over town. In Florida, the legal definition of a motor scooter is any vehicle not having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, designed to travel on not more than three wheels, and not capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on level ground. Because a motor scooter is a vehicle, if you are caught operating a scooter while impaired by alcohol, you may be charged with a DUI.

How can a DUI affect your life?

Criminal charges and convictions can stay with you for the rest of your life. This may affect your status with your university, future job prospects, or eligibility for professional licensure. As a result, if you are charged with DUI, it is very important that you protect your future by obtaining the best legal counsel. At the Law Office of Lee Meadows, we provide you with affordable legal representation from experienced attorneys. If you have any questions, please call the Law Office of Lee Meadows to schedule a free consultation.

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In the event that you or a friend or family member has been criminally charged, you require an experienced and diligent Tallahassee criminal defense attorney who battles for your rights. While most large firms assign many cases to junior attorneys in their firm, Lee Meadows insists that every case he accepts is handled and represented by him. Ensure that you have 39 years of courtroom experience on your side!

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