About Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
DUI Lawyer Serving Cumming & Forsyth County
The prosecution of DUI offenses normally relies on the results of
breath or blood tests. Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is a figure used to show the amount of alcohol in your blood system at the time you were tested. In our state, a person under the age of 21 is considered intoxicated if their BAC is .02% or higher. For those who are 21 or older, the BAC limit is .08% and if it is .15% or higher you face the prospect of enhanced penalties. If you are driving a commercial motor vehicle and your BAC is .04% or more, you can be arrested for DUI.
Additionally, the state of Georgia recognizes that a driver may be impaired even if their BAC is below the .08% limit. If it can be shown that it was " less safe" for you drive due to the influence of alcohol, you can be convicted of an offense.
There are many ways that a proven DUI attorney can find and utilizes errors or flaws in the procedures and results of tests used to figure out your BAC. Although BAC is thought to be a reliable method of determining intoxication, an experienced attorney from Zeliff | Watson may be able to use the facts in your case to reduce the charges against you or get them dismissed.
Conviction for DUI Charges
Conviction for DUI charges can be punished by a suspended license of a year or more, fines, community service, installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle and incarceration. If you are charged with
leaving the scene, have had
multiple DUI convictions or if it is a
DUI with injury, the penalties can be more severe.
If you have a hard-hitting attorney at your side, just because your BAC level tested high does not guarantee a conviction by the prosecution. Attorney Zeliff from our firm has been named one of Georgia's "Super Lawyers" two times and was voted a "Rising Star" by his colleagues in the Georgia criminal defense bar. Our firm has successfully defended many hundreds of DUI cases, including those that were prosecuted based on BAC findings and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.
To understand BAC and how it affects your DUI charges and defense,
contact a DUI lawyer
from our firm.