Blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is the amount of alcohol in your blood at any given time. The legal limit to drive is 0.08% BAC for adults, and 0.02% for minors. Those holding a CDL license must not have more than 0.04% BAC. BAC can be tested a number of ways, but the most common are breath and blood tests.
How many drinks you can have before your BAC reaches the limit depends on a variety of factors including age, weight, gender, how fast you drank and whether you’ve recently eaten or not. It’s not possible to tell what your blood alcohol concentration is simply by the way you feel – it is possible to have a BAC higher than the limit and still feel “okay” to drive.
However, not all BAC testing is accurate. Breathalyzer tests are notorious for providing inaccurate results, and blood test results can be contaminated if evidence guidelines are not followed with precision. This means that not everyone who is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol are actually intoxicated.
At Galumbeck Kegley , we know the laws surrounding blood alcohol concentration. As former prosecutors, we have inside knowledge on how the prosecution will try to use your BAC test results against you to put you behind bars for drinking and driving. We use our skills and expertise to challenge each of the prosecution’s tactics, so you have a higher chance that your DUI charges will be dismissed or reduced.
Don’t assume that your BAC test results are hard evidence that will convict you. We can help. Call us today for a consultation.