Processing Alcohol

The length of time that alcohol can affect a person’s body is an oft-debated subject. When an individual consumes large quantities of alcohol, it can be difficult to know when they have returned to within the boundaries of the legal blood alcohol content. Understanding the effects of alcohol on the body can help anyone who drinks alcohol to make good choices about their driving after multiple beverages.

If you or someone you love has been charged with an alcohol-related crime while operating a vehicle, the experienced and qualified Dallas DWI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter may be able to help. Contact our offices at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team today.

How the Body Processes Alcohol

Consuming alcohol inhibits a person’s ability to perform most tasks normally, such as driving a car. Some facts about the body’s ability to process alcohol include:

  • The liver is the organ designated to filter the majority of blood alcohol content.
  • Despite many myths, the body can only expel up to 10% of its alcohol content through sweat or urine.
  • The body is able to process about one standard alcoholic drink in 60 minutes.
  • A person’s metabolism, body mass index, amount of food in the body, regular drinking habits, and liver health can all affect the speed at which alcohol is processed.

When debating about drinking and driving, there is no room for error. Anyone accused of driving while intoxicated may be held liable for related damages such as car accidents and can face severe legal penalties.

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If you or someone you love has been charged with driving while intoxicated, the Dallas DWI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter have the knowledge and determination to help you handle your alcohol-related charges. Contact us today at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about how we can help you.


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