No way was my BAC over .08!

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are reading this blog post, you may have already been charged with a DUI.  Many people submit to a chemical test and are surprised when the officer informs them that the result is over the legal limit of a .08.  The driver certainly did not feel impaired to drive in any way and were likely only stopped for a minor traffic violation like an out headlight or failure to make a complete stop at a stop sign. 

Breathalyzers are very inaccurate.  But even assuming the test was accurate and properly conducted, the timing of the breath tests is also important.  Below find some important characteristics of alcohol metabolism that can affect the breathalyzer results. 

Alcohol is metabolized more slowly than it is absorbed.  So it is quite possible that you had some drinks at the neighborhood bar, felt fine, and were headed a short distance to your home when you were stopped for DUI.  An hour or two later, you take the breath test at the jail.  It could be a significantly higher result that it was at the time you were driving.

Call Roswell, Georgia DUI attorney  Richard Lawson today to discuss the unique facts of your case as well as applicable defenses. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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