DUI Defense in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida
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The States of Georgia and Florida prohibit drivers from operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. The .08 BAC limit is the standard measurement used throughout the United States. In addition to this law, there are also separate, lower BAC limits for drivers under the age of 21 (.02%), and commercial drivers (.04%).
Let our skilled team take on your legal burden after being pulled over on a Georgia or Florida roadway. Being charged with a DUI offense is one of the most stressful events that can happen in a client’s life. McGhan Law, LLC will absorb this burden as much as possible. We always want our clients to know that they are not alone, and they will have an advocate fighting for them, no matter what they are facing.
BAC Drink Calculator
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) refers to the amount of alcohol in your blood system. Your BAC can be very different than someone else who consumed the exact same amount of alcohol. That’s because several different factors determine a person’s BAC. These factors include:
Weight * – Someone who weighs more generally will have a lower BAC than you. A heavier individual’s body can absorb more alcohol than someone who weighs less. A man who weighs 200 pounds and drinks four, 12-once beers in one hour might have a BAC of 0.067, which is under the legal limit in Georgia and Florida. However, a man who weighs 150 pounds and drinks the same amount might have a BAC of 0.094, which is above the legal limit in Georgia and Florida.
Gender * – In general, studies have found that men can absorb alcohol faster than women. As a result, women who weigh the same as men and drink the same amount will often have a higher BAC reading. In the case of a 200 pound woman drinking four, 12-once beers like the man listed above, her BAC might be 0.086, which is above the legal limit.
Drinking time * – The longer your body has to absorb the alcohol in your body, the lower your BAC. In the case of the 150-pound man who drank four, 12-once beers, his BAC might be 0.079, which is below the legal limit, if he spent two hours drinking instead of one hour.
Alcohol strength * – Not surprisingly, the higher the alcohol concentration in your drink, the higher your BAC. Even among beers, some are much stronger than others. As a result, four India Pale Ale (IPA) beers would likely produce a BAC of 0.127, which is above the legal limit, if a 150-pound man drank four, IPAs in two hours.
* These are hypothetical examples and should not be used to gauge whether you are legally able to drive. There are many other factors that can affect BAC.
Our BAC calculator is for informational purposes only. It should not be used to officially determine your BAC. The safest move is not to drink and drive.
If you were arrested and believe your BAC reading was wrong or you have any doubts about the results of your DUI arrest, contact us immediately for DUI defense help by calling (912) 576-3640.