Determining Your Blood Alcohol Content

Alcohol has long been enjoyed for its taste as well as its relaxing effects on the body. However, alcohol can adversely affect your driving skills, such as reaction time and coordination. Driving drunk can put your life at risk, as well as the lives of those around you. Thus, law enforcement officials are strict about stopping people who may be driving with a blood alcohol content, or BAC, above the legal limit of .08.

When you drink, alcohol can cloud your good judgment and make you think that you are still able to drive safely. After drinking, you may get pulled over for driving while intoxicated. If you are charged with a DWI or DUI for driving drunk, this mark could stay on your record for the rest of your life. To help you deal with the legal repercussions of a DWI/DUI, contact a Dallas criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

Machine-Assisted BAC Detection

When you are pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk, the law enforcement officials will try to determine if your BAC is above the legal limit. In some cases, they will use special machines that use chemicals as well as other methods to attempt to pinpoint your BAC. Some BAC detection devices utilized by the police include:

  • Breathalyzer
  • Intoxilyzer
  • Alcosensor

Field Sobriety Tests

Another tool that officers use to estimate your BAC is a field sobriety test. These look at the physical signs of inebriation, such as loss of coordination and eye movement. Types of field sobriety tests include:

  • One-legged stand
  • Walk and turn
  • Horizontal gaze nystagmus test

Contact Us

If law enforcement officials decide that you are driving while inebriated, you can be charged with a DUI or DWI. You may have to report this transgression on work applications, school application, and more. To help you fight for your rights, contact a Dallas criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

Confidential Free Case Evaluation