W
hat is BAC?
The term BAC is a very familiar one for those who have been cited for DUI offenses, but you may wonder what “BAC” stands for and why it is so important. BAC stands for “Blood Alcohol Content” or “Blood Alcohol Concentration”. It indicates the concentration of alcohol in the blood of the driver who has been pulled over (under suspicion of driving under the influence). The BAC level plays a key role in determining if the driver will or will not be arrested for the offense.

The permissible BAC limits

In Colorado, the law permits you to get behind the wheel of your vehicle if your BAC level is below 0.08% means you have less than 0.08 grams of pure ethanol in 100 ml of blood. For those under 21 years of age, the BAC level that leads to a DUI offense is 0.05%.

Why BAC level is important

The BAC is used as a measure of how severely the alcohol in your system has impaired your ability to drive legally and safely. The results of the test are the foundation on which the law enforcement officer determines whether or not you can be charged with DUI. The BAC level is critical in DUI charges in Colorado Springs,  as well as for your defense. The fact is that the typical BAC blood tests are not a precise way to measure impairment mainly because there are so many ways in which these results can be skewed. To give one example, the alcohol swab used right before drawing your blood to take the test can skew the results against you.

A skilled Colorado DUI attorney is fully aware of the many ways in which the DUI charge and the BAC level reading can be challenged. This is why you need to call in our expert DUI lawyer as soon as you have been cited or arrested for such an offense.

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