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DUI charges while under the legal limit

| Mar 23, 2020 | Drunk Driving |

Many people think that it is okay to drive after consuming a small amount of alcohol. In some instances, people are able to avoid DUI charges after they are stopped by a law enforcement official for any reason and low levels of alcohol are detected in their system. However, it is imperative for drivers to realize that DUI charges sometimes surface even though the driver was well below the legal limit. Many people are surprised to find themselves facing drunk driving charges after having a single drink and these allegations are also very disruptive in one’s life.

When it comes to driving with a very small amount of alcohol in one’s system, multiple factors require consideration. For example, if someone fails a field sobriety test even though their BAC level is below the legal limit, charges are very possible. Moreover, when an accident occurs, even a small amount of alcohol in one’s system can create problems. For example, if one fails a field sobriety test, or if the other party decides to take legal action, even a low BAC level raises concerns.

Unfortunately, some people fail field sobriety tests for other reasons, such as high levels of anxiety and physical challenges. It is also important for those under the age of 21 to recognize that DUI charges surface when any amount of alcohol is present due to zero-tolerance laws. Many people are charged with drunk driving even though the amount of alcohol in their system is very low, even if alcohol did not impact their ability to drive. However, the consequences are very serious and our website covers more on this issue.