Understanding BAC and DUI Charges

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

Understanding Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC, is crucial when it comes to fighting a DUI charge. BAC measures the amount of alcohol present in the blood stream, with a .10 representing one part alcohol for every 1000 parts of blood. In Las Vegas, and in most parts of America, a BAC of .08 or higher constitutes drunk driving, and a driver operating a vehicle with this BAC will be charged with a DUI.

Don’t be confused. A .08 BAC might not feel the same to everyone. One person registering a .08 might have just taken a shot of liquor and feel very light headed and dizzy, while someone who drank a few beers an hour ago might feel fine and register the same .08. Call the law office of Garrett T. OgataLas Vegas DUI defense attorney, if you have any questions about BAC or a drunk driving arrest.

The website provides a helpful BAC chart which provides insight into how blood and alcohol work together. For example, an average girl weighing up to 125 pounds will register a .08 after just two drinks. Again, certain girls might feel very drunk at this point, while others would feel completely sober. The law does not take feelings into account, and a .08 BAC automatically leads to a DUI. Even more surprisingly, BAC only reduces by about .015 every hour, meaning a girl might have to wait two hours after just two drinks in order to be sober enough to dream.

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