Blood Alcohol Concentration in Brea
Consuming alcohol impairs a person's mental and physical ability to function normally. When it comes to driving, the law states that you should not drive if you are intoxicated because you could very easily endanger others and yourself.
If you are operating a motor vehicle, you can be arrested and your driver license suspended on the spot if you have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher in Brea.
It is, therefore, important to understand what the BAC is and under what conditions you can be arrested or have your driver's license suspended.What is the BAC?
The Blood Alcohol Concentration or Blood Alcohol Level is a measurement of the amount of alcohol in a persons blood. It is measured using a breath test or a blood/urine test.
More specifically, when a breath test is used, the BAC is a measure of the grams of alcohol for every 210 liters of breath. When a blood test is used, the BAC is a measure of the grams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood. Both measurements are represented as a percentage.BAC limits for Drivers
If a law enforcement officer suspects that you are driving under the influence, you can be asked for a blood/urine test, before and/or after you are arrested. The following BAC limits will get you in trouble:
- If your BAC is 0.08% or more and if you are 21 years old or above
- If your BAC is 0.01% or more and below 21 years old
- If your BAC is 0.01% or more and if you are on DUI probation and
- If your BAC is 0.04% or more and if you are a Commercial Driver’s License holder.
If you are detained or arrested for a DUI because of a high blood alcohol concentration in Brea, it is important to have a competent DUI attorney on your side to guide you through the serious legal process ahead if you.
Call us as soon as possible to begin your DUI defense.