Alcohol Absorption & Elimination
Aggressive Kansas City DUI Defense Lawyer
Have you been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol? Want to learn more about what affects your blood alcohol content (BAC)? Attorney Charles Green is here to provide the information and counsel you need. BAC is one of the most important factors in a DUI arrest. This hard evidence is what gives the police officer a strong case to arrest you on DUI charges.
Any BAC over the legal limit of .08 may garner an arrest. However, many of the tests used to produce this number can give inaccurate results, meaning that you may be able to legally challenge any findings. Even if the test was performed correctly, it doesn't make it an accurate reflect of an individual's BAC while they were driving, only while they were tested. It only always an individual to look at the time of your driving an estimate whether or not your BAC was over the legal limit during that time.
How Absorption and Elimination Comes Into Play
A significant amount of time can pass from the original traffic stop and the administration of a test. There are a number of varying factors that can make it extremely difficult to find a completely accurate BAC of an individual while they were driving.
You must take into consideration a wide range of factors for each case, such as:
- Metabolic rate
- Stomach contents
- Types of drinks consumed
- Time between drinks
- Body weight and type
- Any medications or prescriptions
- Fatigue levels
In many DUI cases, a period of time has passed after a person is driving before law enforcement administers the BAC test. It is important that this aspect of your case is carefully analyzed by your Kansas City DUI attorney.
We can examine the following factors:
- What was the timing of the test?
- Was the driver in the alcohol absorption phase when the test was given?
- Was the driver likely to have slower or faster alcohol absorption and elimination due to contributing factors, such as food consumption, age or the passage of time?
The BAC at the time of driving could have been significantly different than the BAC at the time of testing.
Factors Affecting Absorption
A number of factors could affect a person's rate of alcohol absorption and elimination. Body size, gender, the type of alcoholic drink (what it was mixed with), and the amount of food in the stomach are factors that can have a significant effect. Age, general physical condition, health of the liver, diseases such as diabetes, and medications are some of the additional factors to consider.
Get the Aggressive Kansas City Defense You Need
Attorney Green has been providing clients with aggressive DUI defense since 1993. The firm is knowledgeable in all aspects of DUI defense, and will fight and seek out the best options for reducing the damage to you. They know what it takes to be effective in fighting for your rights, in and out of court. They have an understanding of the factors that affect peak alcohol levels, and the skill and knowledge to challenge the prosecution's estimate in your case. The firm offers a free case evaluation to assist you – take advantage of it.
For the best possible DUI defense, you need an aggressive, determined Kansas City DUI lawyer who knows how to fight both in and out of court. Call our Kansas City DUI lawyer today for a free consultation.
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