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Get help with your DUI charges today

Most people know that driving under the influence is against the law once their blood alcohol content (BAC) is over .08%. What they may not understand is that you can also be penalized even if your BAC isn't that high.

The .08% limit is called a per-se limit. At that amount of alcohol in your blood, the authorities are able to assume that you are intoxicated. They are able to arrest you and book you for a DUI with no further evidence.

However, if your BAC is under .08%, that doesn't mean you'll be let go. Instead, the authorities have to take steps to prove that you're intoxicated enough to require an arrest and charges. That might mean asking you to take breath tests, making you perform field sobriety tests and combining this information with your driving behaviors to identify if you're too intoxicated to drive.

Your attorney can help if you were arrested for a DUI

If you were arrested and had a BAC under .08%, the good news is that your attorney can argue that you were not intoxicated and that the police overstepped their authority. Your attorney may be able to use other details about you to reduce the penalties or charges. They may also be able to argue that your traffic stop and arrest were unfair or unlawful based on the specifics of your case.

Regardless of the amount of alcohol you had in your bloodstream, you deserve a fair chance at having the charges lowered or dropped completely. Our site has more on how to fight a DWI.

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