Warm Springs DUI Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI, contact our office immediately. Our DUI Attorneys in Warm Springs are waiting to take your call and get started defending your case. We understand how a DUI conviction can affect your future and want to protect you at every stage! Call now for a free case evaluation.
Legal Limits in Georgia
In Georgia, the legal limit of alcohol in the bloodstream for most drivers is .08. Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) refers to how many grams of alcohol can be measured per dL (one-tenth liter) of an individual's blood. When police officers measure BAC during a DUI investigation, they can analyze a driver's breath, blood, or urine. The most common way officers test is through the breathalyzer test.
We regularly have people ask us how much is over the limit, and that differs from person to person. While there is a uniform level of blood alcohol concentration for all drivers, there is not a uniform amount of alcohol that will put all drivers over this limit. How much you weigh will drastically impact the amount of alcohol you can consume before you reach a certain BAC. According to the NIH, an individual weighing 100 pounds who consumes 2 drinks (defined as 12 oz of beer, 5 oz of wine or 1.5 ounces of liquor) in 1 hour will have a BAC of around .09, while an individual who weighs 180 pounds could consume the same drinks in the same time period and have a BAC of around .06. In addition to bodyweight, metabolism will affect the rate at which alcohol enters the bloodstream.
On an aside, even if you are under the legal limit, alcohol consumption could affect your ability to drive much more if you have certain medical conditions or are taking certain prescription medications that could interact with alcohol. You could be charged with DUI less safe even if you tested for below the legal limit. If this happened to you or you were charged after blowing over the limit, call our Warm Springs GA DUI Lawyer today.
Alcohol Limits for Underage Drivers and CDL Drivers
The BAC for drunk driving is not always .08. For drivers operating with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), the legal limit is .04 or above. According to Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration regulations, a commercial driver may not use alcohol within four hours of going on duty or operating a commercial vehicle. Drivers can't possess alcohol in the cab, and any driver who appears to have consumed alcohol in the past four hours must be placed off duty for 24 hours.
In addition, drivers under the age of 21 may not drive if their blood alcohol level is .02 or above. The limit was set by the state of Georgia to dissuade underage drinking and driving.
If you are facing charges for driving with a BAC over the legal limit, please call our DUI Lawyers in Warm Springs. We can discuss the details of your arrest and the steps to to achieve the best possible outcome.
Warm Springs Municipal Court
If you were arrested for DUI within Warm Springs city limits, your case will proceed in Warm Springs Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert Morton presides over the Court. Court is held at 3655 Whitehouse Parkway, Warm Springs, GA 31830. For more information, call 706.655.9096.
Contact Our Warm Springs DUI Attorneys Now
Do not make the mistake of thinking you have no options if you blew over the limit! There are always DUI defenses we can use to reduce the consequences you face. Call us from the very beginning and see how our DUI Lawyers in Warm Springs can help you get back to everyday life.