.08 DUI Standard

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

With every alcoholic drink consumed, a person's blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, increases.  People are affected differently by alcohol however, and outward appearance, speech, and balance vary.  Nevertheless, Georgia and Hall County lawmakers have determined that all drivers are substantially impaired if their BAC is .08 or above. 

Hall County prosecuting attorneys have the belief that each and every single driver is significantly impaired and not safe to drive at a .08.  The belief is that alcohol intoxication at the .08 level affects every drivers ability to break, steer, change lanes, exercise judgment, and multi-task.  What is so special about the .08?  That is difficult to tell exactly, andany number is inherently arbitrary.  For years the lawful blood alcohol concentration in Georgia was a BAC of .10.  

If you refused the blood or breath test that the Hall County officer requested, or if the officer says that your results were above the .08 legal limit but you know you were not drunk, consult with an attorney immediately to discuss your case.  Hall County  DUI attorney Richard Lawson challenges faulty breath results all the time.  DUI cases can be contested on numerous grounds.  Mr. Lawson has had success in getting cases reduced and thrown out all together.  Call Mr. Lawson today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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