What is the Florida blood alcohol limit?

My friends and I are going on a trip to Miami for a little bit of bar hopping. However, we plan on driving to the Keys the next day. I just want to make sure I’m not playing with fire—what’s the blood alcohol limit in Florida?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 22, 2022
While you should never drink and drive, getting behind the wheel the next day is a bit of a gray area. So if you’re considering a trip the next day, note that the Florida blood alcohol limit is .08 or 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood. The state also has enhanced penalties for blood alcohol content over .15.
If you exceed the .08 limit, you could face the following penalties in Florida:
  • Up to six months in jail
  • Fines between $500 and $2,000, not including court costs
  • License suspension between 180 days and one year
  • Required ignition interlock (breathalyzer) system that you have to install on your own dime
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