The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for driving in California is .08 percent. This legal limit establishes a threshold for the ratio of blood to alcohol in a person’s body before they are deemed too drunk to drive for the vast majority of Californians, with the exception of those who are under 21 or currently on DUI probation.
Moreover, if you do not drive with the care and caution of a normal sober person in identical circumstances, you may also be arrested for driving while intoxicated in California even if your BAC is lower.
Several “old wives’ tales” regarding how to trick a breathalyzer or reduce your BAC are in circulation. Some are based on no facts at all, like sucking on a penny. The only thing that will often lower your BAC after you have already consumed alcohol is time. You only need to wait until you’re sober.
That said, there are some steps you can take after a night of drinking. Keep reading to learn the truth about steps you can take to reduce your chance of getting a DUI. If you have already been arrested for one, contact Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 for a free legal consultation with a criminal defense attorney.
There Are Steps You May Take to Lessen Your Risk of Intoxication if You Wish to Drink Alcohol Responsibly
Your age, gender, weight, the quantity of alcohol you take, and your level of stress are just a few of the variables that affect how your body processes alcohol. The quantity of food in your system also plays a big role in how alcohol will affect your BAC.
Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream after consumption, mostly through the stomach and small intestines. Eating will delay the rate at which alcohol is taken into your circulation, whether it happens before or after drinking. Protein-rich foods in particular can aid in preventing premature intoxication. Naturally, you must still use caution when drinking, but eating a meal before or while doing so might lessen the effect of alcohol on your blood alcohol concentration.
The Penalties for a DUI Can Be Harsh
Anybody caught driving while intoxicated in California faces severe penalties under the law. That makes it much more crucial that you exercise caution if you want to drive after drinking. A DUI arrest can have serious repercussions, including probable jail time or probation, community service, fines and costs, required DUI school, and license suspension.
The best course of action if you intend to drink is to be aware of your limit and abstain from driving if you have gone over it. It is much safer to have a designated driver or arrange for a ride than to drive after drinking and run the risk of harming yourself or someone else.
What to Do if You Are Arrested for a DUI
Chambers Law Firm can assist if you have been accused of a California DUI. We defend those who have been accused of DUIs and similar charges. To schedule a free initial consultation with a qualified DUI defense lawyer, call our office at 714-760-4088 or email email@example.com right now.