In our last post on drunk driving charges, we talked about refusing to take a breath test. This is a bad idea, and if you refuse to take a breath test, you will be subject to a separate criminal charge in addition to your DUI charge. You will also be subject to additional consequences.
The refusal to take a breath test is just one aspect of drunk driving charges and DUI law that can have a major impact on a case. There are even many intricate aspects to drunk driving that exist outside of the law. One of these aspects is your perception of your blood alcohol concentration.
When someone is consuming alcohol, it is highly likely that they will not be aware of their blood alcohol levels. Even if that is a thought that crosses their mind, it is highly likely that they will be unable to accurately guess what their BAC is. Even if they have an app or device that measures BAC, the result that app or device gives isn’t definitive.
Never trust your gut, a cell phone app or a store-bought device if you have consumed alcohol and are even considering getting behind the wheel of a car (which you should not do in the first place).
If you do get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol and you are pulled over by a police officer and charged with a DUI, then you need to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.