Can I Be Charged with A DUI if I Blow Below .08?
It is common knowledge that the legal limit for Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher. What you may not know is a BAC between .08 and .149 is considered a standard DUI. And anything over .150 is considered an enhanced DUI with greater penalties.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer or Can I Go to Court Myself?
If you can afford a lawyer, the answer is most certainly YES—hire a lawyer! People often tell me that a family or friend told them to just go to court by themselves. I’ve also had many clients with a prior criminal case who didn’t hire a lawyer. Very often, based on my experience, I believe these people would have gotten a better outcome with an attorney working on their side.
The Police Didn’t Read My Miranda Rights, Can I Get My Case Dismissed?
Most likely not. Criminal attorneys will tell you that this is probably one of the most often asked questions by clients. Many people believe that if an officer fails to read Miranda Rights the state has to drop the case. As with most things in law, the answer is much more complex and cases are rarely dropped when an officer fails to read Miranda Warnings.
Can I Get a DUI from Smoking Weed and Driving?
Answer: Yes. Information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that marijuana or cannabis use can increase the risk of a crash by up to 3 times more than an unimpaired driver. Marijuana can affect a driver’s normal faculties, such as ability to walk, talk and carry out everyday functions, like driving a car.
How to Reduce Your BAC After Drinking
Short answer: Wait. You might have heard from friends and family that the best way to sober up after drinking alcohol is to drink coffee or take a shower before driving. You’re also supposed to chew gum so if you are stopped, the cop won’t smell alcohol. You’ve probably also heard that eating before drinking will make you less drunk.