11.21.2013

What’s Different about Women When it Comes to DUIs?

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

What’s Different about Women When it Comes to DUIs?

As good as it is for women and men to be treated as equals, that equality is something negative for women, when it comes to DUI cases. The reason is simple. No matter your gender or size, there’s one legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) in the state of Nevada. This wouldn’t make much of a difference, if women and men were the same physiologically, but, unfortunately for DUI cases, they’re not. Women not only have less body water than men, but they also have less of the enzyme that breaks down alcohol.

These factors combined make it more likely that a woman who’s consumed alcohol will register higher on a Breathalyzer test than a male who’s consumed the exact same amount. It’s a reality that women are at a disadvantage in DUI cases, which is why if you or a woman you know have been arrested for a DUI, it’s paramount that you get in touch with a Las Vegas DUI attorney as quickly as possible. There are a variety of defenses that can help you fight a DUI charge, including bodily factors like premenstrual hormone changes, as well as a range of other medical defenses. For more information on how to protect women in your life from a drunk driving arrest, it’s a good idea to contact a Las Vegas DUI attorney for guidance.

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