Alcohol Absorption & DWI
How Blood Alcohol Content Affects Your Case
If you are pulled over while driving and law enforcement believes that
you have been drinking alcohol, and you are over the legal BAC limit,
you are likely to be arrested and charged with
DWI. The legal limit for
blood alcohol content is 0.08%. The police can perform
breath and blood tests on the spot to determine how much alcohol is in your system. You will
be arrested if you register over the limit. But are you actually guilty
of this offense? The rate at which alcohol is absorbed may be a significant
factor in your defense. The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC represents people who
have been charged with DWI. Let us analyze the facts in your case as soon
as possible after your arrest.
When alcohol is ingested, it first goes into the stomach, then the small
intestine, and then into the blood stream. From there, it is distributed
throughout the body before it eventually reaches the brain. At this point,
a person's physical coordination, ability to make good judgments,
and perceive clearly will be affected. It's important to note that,
as long as the alcohol remains in the stomach and small intestine, it's
not being distributed in the blood stream. How long it remains in the
stomach is affected by the person's weight, gender, amount and kind
of food ingested, the amount and type of alcohol consumed, the body's
water content, as well as other factors.
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These many variances can make the measurement of alcohol in the blood an
unreliable test. It has even been found that raised stress levels, such
as those accompanying being stopped by the police, can raise the blood
alcohol level temporarily, causing a higher level of alcohol being detected
than that found when a person is retested at a police station later. If
you have been charged with DWI, it is important that you have skilled
and knowledgeable representation. You may have been arrested and charged
based upon an alcohol level higher than when you were operating your vehicle.
Don't take unnecessary chances with your future.
Contact our firm immediately.