The Reason To Avoid Drinking Too Much Beer
It’s common knowledge that 0.08 is the legal limit for BAC. If you’re pulled over and you’re suspected to have been drinking, you’ll undertake a sobriety test. You’ll also be required to take a breathalyzer.
Be Wary Of The Numbers
You do need to keep in mind that the legal limit of alcohol is less for those under the age of 21. If you’re under 21, the limit is 0.02. However, you can expect to be booked if the police officer detects any amount of alcohol.
If you’re under 21, then keep these two things in mind:
- Certain drinks are far stronger than other drinks.
- A police officer must prove you’re impaired.
The above doesn’t mean the chart is wrong. The truth is the BAC chart can’t account for heavy-handed poured drinks. That might be leading you to wonder “How do I know”?
We have seen lots of cases that fall on both sides. Generally speaking, you should be fine if you’ve had two servings of alcohol over the course of two or two and a half hours. However, mixed drinks are powerful and some beer contains more alcohol content than other beers. It’s important to know what your limits are because alcohol affects everyone differently.
When you start to drink your third drink, consider yourself at risk. All an officer needs to do is prove you’re impaired. That’s all it takes for them to get an indictment and avoid being arrested.
You’re at an even bigger risk if you’re asked to take a breathalyzer, and you’ve had your third drink. The chances are the test will indicate you’re over the legal limit. In turn, you’ll likely be arrested.
Sure, you could stick to the two-drink rule. However, you will still be at risk. All an officer has to do is smell alcohol after they’ve stopped you. Once they do, they can require you to undertake tests before arresting you.
More than likely you’ll be arrested if the test returns a reading of 0.08 or over. If you’re arrested, then contact an attorney right away. Otherwise, you might end up in bigger trouble than necessary or be faced with higher penalties that could otherwise have been lessened if you had an experienced attorney by your side.
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