BAC Levels and Your Body

The consumption of alcohol can lead to the impairment of an individual’s physical and mental capacities. The degree to which this affects a person’s ability to function and perform tasks such as driving is largely dependent upon the concentration of alcohol within the blood. Blood alcohol content (BAC) is typically the measure by which an arresting police officer will determine if an individual is sufficiently intoxicated to merit detention.

If you have been accused of DUI or other alcohol-related crimes, you need experienced legal counsel. Contact Dallas drunk driving attorney, Mark T. Lassiter, at (214) 845-7007 to ensure that you are taking the proper steps to protect your legal rights in this difficult time.

BAC Levels and Corresponding Bodily Reactions

The following are representative of some of the effects that you may experience at a particular level of intoxication:

  • .02 – .06: Overall feeling of wellbeing and relaxation, and a warming sensation
  • .07 – .12: Slight visual, speech, balance and reaction time impairment; feelings of euphoria
  • .13 – .20: Serious lack of control and motor impairment; restlessness and anxiety replaces euphoria.
  • .25 and above: Potential nausea, loss of consciousness, total mental confusion, onset of coma, and potential death.

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If you or someone you love has been accused of driving when too intoxicated to do so, you need help from an experienced attorney. Contact Dallas DUI defense attorney, Mark T. Lassiter, today at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your case with a lawyer who is passionately committed to representing the interests of his clients.


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