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Can I Drive After Being Arrested for DUI in Gainesville or Alachua County?

Generally, yes you can. Here is the Information:

  • Unless otherwise instructed by the Judge at your First Appearance, you can drive until midnight on the 10th day from receiving the DUI citation.
  • You must have the DUI citation on your person when you are driving at all times, either in your wallet or glove compartment.
  • If you are caught driving for any reason during this 10 day period and do not have the DUI citation to present to the officer, you can be arrested for driving on a DUI suspension.

Jeffrey Meldon Tip: Remember you have 10 days to apply for a Gainesville/Alachua County DMV Formal Review Hearing (FRH) and only 10 days. Check out this library article for more information.

Remember, the only sure way of avoiding the lifelong consequences of a DUI conviction is to not drink and drive!

However, if it is too late, do not make another mistake – hire an experienced DUI/DWI attorney to represent you and do it ASAP, don’t wait! You can contact us today at 800-373-8000.

The experienced Trial Attorneys at Meldon Law are dedicated to preserving the rights of the accused.


Pictured above – Dan Weisman, Jeffrey Meldon, and Carey Meldon have a combined 60 years of legal experience representing people in Gainesville, Florida and Alachua County, Florida accused of DUI/DWI and other criminal charges. They wrote the DUI Guide for Alachua County – Ways to Possibly Avoid a DUI Charge or Conviction. Request your free copy today.


This free no obligation book, written by a team of experienced DUI defense criminal trial attorneys, gives insight into what a DUI charge is, ways the State can prove the charge, and possible legal defenses.

Being charged and convicted of DUI is best avoided by not drinking and driving! This book also gives information on what it takes to be over the legal limit, how alcohol affects the body, plus much, much more!

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