Every state in the nation has a “legal limit”. If you are driving while over the legal limit you can be charged with DUI. This usually means having to defend your right to drive, negotiation of agreeable terms of probation, possible installation of an interlock device, and defending the criminal charges against you. But what exactly is the blood alcohol content (BAC) and are there factors that impact how it is calculated?

The legal limit for DUI in Florida is 0.08 or more. The following factors play a role in whether you reach that limit:

  • Your gender
  • Your weight
  • Your height
  • How much food you’ve had to eat while drinking
  • How much time has elapsed since your last drink

Every person is different, and the way alcohol affects you will not be the same as anyone else. As your BAC level increases, your ability to reason and make quick judgments decreases. This is why at a certain level the law considers you unfit to operate a vehicle. When taking the wheel after drinking you are less alert and less likely to react as needed to avoid an accident. Our team of skilled DUI defense attorneys can help you if you have been charged with a DUI.

For more information about DUI cases and how BAC levels are calculated, call an experienced defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We work with you to tailor a defense that fits the specific facts of your case. We offer an initial consultation for no charge, and look forward to helping you resolve your case in a satisfactory way.