Can just one beer put you over the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level, 0.08 percent? Quite frankly, it depends on your weight, your gender, how much and when you last ate, the size of the beer, your general overall health, and how long ago you drank the beer. If you’re a male, one beer is less likely to put you over the limit than if you’re a female. After an hour, your BAC level begins to decline. And a beer on an empty stomach means that your BAC level will be higher than a beer consumed along with a full meal. If you’re charged with DUI in southern California and you believe that you were not over the legal BAC level, get the legal help you’ll need by contacting an experienced Orange County DUI attorney as quickly as possible.
You just can’t be sure. Probably, if you weigh over a hundred pounds, one beer will not put you over the legal BAC limit. But be careful; drinking two beers is pushing it. The wisest strategy is not to drink at all if you expect that you’ll be driving. If you’re going to drink anything, enlist a designated driver, phone a cab or a car service, or find some other way to get where you’re going. Blood and breathalyzer tests are infamous for being unreliable; medical conditions like acid reflux disease can also corrupt breath test results.
Nevertheless, if for any reason you are accused of DUI in southern California, contact an experienced Orange County DUI attorney at once. A good DUI defense lawyer will assess the particulars of your case and develop an effective defense strategy to bring your case to the best possible resolution. Don’t let a DUI charge threaten your freedom; if you’re charged now or in the future, contact an Orange County DUI attorney as quickly as possible.