Mar 30

DUI/DWI- Blood Alcohol Content(BAC)

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One is charged with DUI/DWI whenfound to have a blood alcohol content of at least .08. Most accidents are alcohol related, sothe penalties for DUI/DWI are stringent.

What Is Blood Alcohol Content?
Blood alcohol content is the concentration of alcohol in one’s bloodstream, expressed as a percentage. Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is used to determine whether a person is legally intoxicated, especially under a driving while intoxicated law.

How is Blood Alcohol Content Measured?

Blood Alcohol Content is measured by dividing grams of alcohol by 100 millilitres of blood. This is then converted to a percentage. For example, a BAC of 0.02% means 0.2% (permille) or 0.02 grams of alcohol per 100 grams of individual’s blood, or 0.2 grams of alcohol per 1000 grams of blood.

Blood Alcohol Content Limit

Each state has its ownlaws. While the blood alcohol content (BAC) levels are all .08, the punishments vary.

The blood alcohol content limitsare:

  • 08%-If you’re 21 years old or older.
  • 04%-If you’re driving a commercial vehicle.
  • 02%-If you’re younger than 21 years old.

DUI/DWI Attorney in Spring Valley, NY

Criminal defense attorney Reuven J. Epstein has over 20 years of experience defending clients.The Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein serves Spring Valley, Rockland County in NY and Connecticut. He is known for his experience, knowledge and compassion. For effective and efficient defense in NY, call 845-459-0002 to schedule a consultation with DUI defenselawyer Reuven J. Epstein.

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