There is no circumstance where it is acceptable to get behind the wheel when you are intoxicated or under the influence of any sort of drugs or paraphernalia. You are not only putting your own life at risk, but you are also a potential threat to other people that are on the road, or bystanders nearby, along with public property that can be damaged as well. We have all seen and heard of enough tragic accidents that have happened because of the driver being under the influence. If you have made the mistake of getting behind the wheel when drunk and are now facing DUI charges in Florida, you want to consult a lawyer as soon as you can.
It is very tempting to not have to deal with the trouble and spending money on a lawyer and try to “talk” your way out of it on your own, but you will find that to be a fruitless attempt, and if you are not careful, you can end up potentially digging yourself into a bigger hole. You should call your lawyer as soon as you can. If you do not have a lawyer of your own, you can request a lawyer or try to find one who will come to you as soon as you can. You do not want to talk to the officers/detectives until you have spoken to your lawyer because they will listen to all the facts of the case, try to understand what has happened, talk to the law enforcement themselves, or coach you on how you need to respond to them.
Their job is damage control, and if it is a first-time offense for you, then they will try to make sure it does not come on your permanent record.