Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in the Bay Area is a criminal act prosecuted through the criminal justice system, not handled through the DMV like minor traffic infractions. If you are charged with a DUI, choose lawyers who have specific DUI defense experience to receive the most vigorous defense.
A DUI can be charged if your “blood alcohol content” (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. The “BAC” is a measurement of how much ethanol as opposed to blood is found within the bloodstream by volume. Drivers under 21 have a legal limit of 0.01% BAC, while commercial driver’s license holders have a limit of 0.04% BAC. To determine BAC, an office may test a driver’s breath, urine, or blood. [Read more…]