Understanding Blood Alcohol Content
Blood Alcohol Content (or Blood Alcohol Concentration) is used to measure the amount of alcohol in the blood. Abbreviated as BAC, it is used to determine intoxication and whether or not a motorist is legally allowed to drive. Because BAC is so important in determining if a driver is under the influence, it can be very helpful to familiarize yourself with the way it works and the factors affecting it.
If you or someone you love has been charged with drunk driving, an Arizona DUI attorney with Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. may be able to help you. Contact us today by calling 602-510-9999 for more information.
More about BAC
Blood Alcohol Content is a measurement of the amount of alcohol in 100 milligrams of blood. There are a number of factors that can have an impact on BAC, most notably:
- The number of drinks consumed
- How quickly the drinks were consumed
- General metabolism
In Arizona, as in most states, the legal limit for driving is a BAC of .08. Depending on your body and your drinking habits, this could mean as little as a single drink. Additionally, Arizona has steeper penalties if a driver’s BAC is .15 or above, or .20 or above.
If you or someone you love has been charged with DUI or another drinking-related offense, the Arizona drunk-driving attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. may be able to help. To discuss your case with us, please contact us today by calling 602-510-9999.