Implied Consent – Florida’s implied consent statute applies to the breath test, urine test, or blood tests in BUI cases just as it does in DUI cases.
The defendant must be told that the failure to submit to a lawful test after a BUI arrest will result in a $500 civil penalty. The defendant must contest that penalty for refusing to take the breath, blood, or urine test within 30 days by requesting a hearing before a county court judge. Requesting a hearing on the $500 civil fine stops the time for payment.
Operating a water vehicle or vessel without paying the civil penalty is a first-degree misdemeanor.