Correlation of Blood Alcohol Level and Impairment Lawyers

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At What Point Does Speed Control Become a Factor?

Speed control and your ability to concentrate are considered impaired when your blood alcohol level reaches .08.  Most state laws consider a presumptively impaired limit to be between .08 and .10.

If My Blood Alcohol Level Is Less than the Presumptively Impaired Limit, Am I Okay?

Don't press your luck.  Studies have shown that even though you may be below the presumptively impaired limit, it is still very possible that your ability to drive is impaired, even at a blood alcohol level of .02.  Your driving ability is subject to numerous factors aside from the quantity of alcohol you have consumed.

What Are Other Factors that Impact Your Driving Ability when You Have Been Drinking?

Age, gender, weight, and drinking practices (light, moderate or heavy drinker) all play an important role in determining your ability to drive when you've been drinking. 

How Many Drinks per Hour Can I Consume and Still Stay Below the Presumptive Limit?

Males with an average weight of 170 pounds can consume an average of 4 drinks in one hour and stay below the presumptive limit.  Females with an average weight of 137 pounds can consume an average of 3 drinks in one hour and stay below the presumptively impaired limit.  One drink is the equivalent of .54 ounces of alcohol.

Do These Averages Stay the Same for Two Hours of Drinking?

Considering males and females of the same weights listed above, males can consume an average of 5 drinks in two hours and stay below the presumptively impaired limit while females still can only consume 3 drinks.

What Can You Do if You Are Arrested for a DUI/DWI?

If you are arrested for a DUI/DWI, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses, and the complicated legal system.

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Last Modified: 07-29-2013 10:16 AM PDT

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