Legal proof about intoxication can be very important. In some cases it can make a big difference in your life.
If you are a defendant you may want to prove that your alcohol breath test result is inaccurate. That’s because you had been painting your house shortly before the test.
If you are a plaintiff you might need to prove that a driver’s low blood alcohol content (BAC) impaired her. For example, that it was high enough to cause reduced peripheral vision. As a result, she struck you as you were walking.
Get a Specialist on Your Side
You may be trying to prove that someone’s actions resulted from alcohol impairment. Or you might be trying to prove your innocence. It doesn’t matter. It’s always best to consult an lawyer who specializes in DWI/DUI cases. Preferably, the law firm limits its practice to such cases.
Specialized lawyers will have access to evidence about alcohol breath testers (BAC estimators). They will know about the effects of various medical conditions. That includes both BAC estimates and behaviors. They know about witness biases (including those of police). And they have experience.
You wouldn’t let your your family doctor perform brain surgery on you. So you shouldn’t let a general lawyer defend you in court. The stakes are too high.
It’s never easy or pleasant to be involved in a law suit. It can also be very expensive. Don’t drive while impaired. Keep your BAC is well below the maximum legal limits. That way you’re less likely to become a victim of a faulty breath tester. Or of an aggressive cop trying to reach a DWI quota for the month. And you’re less likely to be in a crash.
Here are some tips to maintaining a low BAC.
- Remember that standard drinks of beer, wine or spirits (liquor) have the same amount of pure alcohol. (It’s 6/10ths of an ounce.)
- A good guideline for most people is to limit drinking to one drink per hour.
- Eat food while you drink. It help slow the absorption of alcohol into your body.
- Don’t play drinking games.
- Drink alcohol carefully with meds. Ask your doctor or about this. And follow their advice.