Fresno DUI Laws-What is Your Blood Alcohol Level?

The amount of alcohol in your bloodstream is called Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).  BAC refers to the percent of alcohol in a person’s blood stream. For example, a BAC of .10 percent means that an individual’s blood supply contains one part alcohol for every 1,000 parts blood.  In other words, a BAC of .10 means that .1% of your bloodstream is composed of alcohol.

To determine the amount of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream, it is important to understand the levels of alcohol in beverages.  In general, the contents of the typical bottle or can of beer, glass of wine, or liquor drink (mixed drink or straight liquor) each contain virtually identical amounts of pure alcohol. This does not take into account beverages that have a higher alcoholic content. Many beers and wines may have a higher alcohol content that hard liquor.

A person’s blood alcohol level can rises differently for every person and can rise differently for the same person at any given time.  There are a number of factors that can make your BAC rise more quickly.  Among other things, the number of drinks you have, how fast you have those drinks, your gender, your weight, the length of time spent drinking, and the amount of food you ate can contribute greatly to your alcohol level.

When a person consumes alcohol, it is quickly absorbed into the blood and can be measured within minutes. The amount of alcohol in the blood reaches its highest level about an hour after drinking. About 90% of alcohol is broken down in the liver. The rest is passed out of the body in urine, sweat, and breath.

Most people believe they get drunk because they have not eaten.  However, food only slows the absorption of alcohol into the blood-stream. On an empty stomach, alcohol reaches the brain in a few minutes and begins to affect behavior and coordination. After a full meal, alcohol can take longer to reach the brain. Food does not absorb the alcohol. It merely slows the speed at which alcohol is absorbed. Fatty foods are especially effective in slowing down the alcohol absorption process. As fatty foods are more difficult to digest, they remain in the stomach longer than other types of food. The effect of the alcohol still occurs but at a slower rate.  But food in the stomach may increase the amount of time it takes for the blood alcohol to reach its highest level.

It is further assumed that coffee, fresh air, exercise, sleep, and cold showers help facilitate the elimination of alcohol.  Time, however, is the only thing that will eliminate alcohol. For most individuals, it takes at least 75-90 minutes for the body to eliminate one standard-size alcoholic beverage.

If you are currently charged with a DUI have questions on levels of alcohol in your system, contact us to discuss your case.


Posted on
March 14, 2015
in
Fresno Drunk Driving Posts
category
DUI, DUI charges, criminal charges, DUI alcohol level, Fresno DUI, BAC, blood alcohol levels, drunk driving levels

Combination for Disaster: Prescription Drugs and Driving

Medical DUI cases need experienced drug driving lawyer in Fresno.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
July 30, 2015
If you are taking prescription drugs, read this before attempting to drive so you understand the dangers your medication may have on your driving. Even without drinking, you could face a DUI charge and a jail sentence.

Hiring the Right Drunk Driving Lawyer in Fresno

Deciding on the right DUI lawyer is difficult after a DUI arrest. You need an experienced lawyer to fight your case and protect your rights.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 25, 2015
When you are charged with a crime, you do not know where to turn or who you can trust. Finding the attorney that is a perfect match for you is where you need to start. See these helpful tips to locate the best attorney for you.

Fresno DUI's and Miranda Rights in DUI Cases

A Fresno DUI lawyer will help keep confessions out of the courtroom. Do not confess to police and call a criminal lawyer.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 16, 2015
There are changes in the Miranda laws and you may not realize that Miranda may not apply in your case. See how you can protect yourself when the officers question you during a DUI investigation in Fresno County.

How Much Does a Fresno DUI Really Cost?

DUI, traffic, and criminal cases are expensive, but with an experienced criminal defender you can save some cash.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
July 23, 2015
If you are charged with a DUI in Fresno, it is important to know the fines and fees that you will be required to pay if you are arrested and convicted. By contacting a dedicated DUI lawyer, you may be able to save money. Find out!

Saving Lives: Protecting Patients with Marijuana

Drug and marijuana cases can be fought when you have the right criminal law attorney in Fresno. Free consult to discuss your case.
Criminal
October 6, 2015
Questions on medical marijuana in the state of California? See what the problems with production and transportation of medical marijuana in the state and see what you can do to protect yourself as a user and patient.

Happy Halloween! The Scary Truth of Halloween DUIs

Do not drink and drive on Halloween. If you are arrested and face DUI or criminal charges, get a DUI attorney in Fresno.
Our Firm
October 30, 2015
The scariest trick you can receive is winding up in jail on Halloween. If you are preparing to drink on our scariest day of the year, take these tips to heart before getting in your car. We can show you how to avoid a DUI arrest.

Motions to Suppress in Criminal Cases in Fresno

Illegal detentions, searches and seizures are serious and without a criminal attorney, it is difficult to win a suppression motion.
DUI
March 6, 2015
Motion to suppress hearings are a way to show the police illegally searched or seized evidence illegally. Make sure you understand what these motions are and how to use them when you are facing criminal charges.

Don't Press Your Luck This Saint Patrick's Day!

Drunk driving on March 17 is dangerous and you will likely be arrested if you are pulled over by Fresno police officers.
DUI
March 16, 2015
Have some green beer and relax this Saint Patrick's Day. There is no need to drive this year. Check out this new app that will keep you save as well as out of jail. With this app, you can count your lucky stars by not driving.

10 Things You May Not Know about Criminal & DUI Charges.

DUI complaints, criminal complaints, and traffic citations are all ways to charge you with a crime. Fight back with a Fresno lawyer.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
May 7, 2015
The criminal justice system is very complex. Here are the 10 things you need to know to defend yourself in court, including frequently asked questions that will help you when you are facing criminal charges in Fresno.

What You Need to Avoid When You Get a Traffic Ticket

Fresno police officers will cite you for a suspended license and tow your car, costing you thousands. Save money, call a traffic lawyer now.
Traffic
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
July 7, 2015
Suspended licenses are very serious in Fresno and it is important to avoid them at all costs. Learn how to keep your license before it gets suspended and find out how we can help you get it back when it is already suspended.

Contacting DMV Driver's after a DUI Arrest in Fresno

A Fresno DUI lawyer will help you obtain a DMV hearing and fight for your driver's license and appear in court for you.
DUI
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 1, 2015
DMV must be contacted within 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest or you will lose your license. Read this post for a few quick tips that will help you avoid a suspended license and help you prepare for your DMV hearing.

17 Best Tips To Find the Best Criminal or Drunk Driving Lawyer in Fresno

Facing criminal or drunk driving charges in Fresno is serious. Find the right criminal and DUI lawyer in Fresno.
Criminal
Tina Barberi, DUI and criminal lawyer in Fresno will fight to win your criminal and DUI case.
Tina M. Barberi
March 1, 2019
When you are facing criminal or drunk driving charges in Fresno, find out why you need a lawyer and what to look for when hiring legal counsel. Here are 17 tips that can help you find the best lawyer for you and your criminal case.

You Might Also Like