.08 the legal limit in a DUI case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are facing a Walton County DUI charge, you probably already know that the legal limit in Georgia is a .08 for a driver aged 21 and older.  But what is so special about a .08?  Does being over a .08 mean that the driver is impaired? 

With each alcohol beverage consumed, a person's blood alcohol concentration increases.
Unfortunately, Walton County prosecuting attorneys, and the Georgia legislature, believe the
vast majority of drivers are drunk and impaired to drive at the .08 mark.  They feel that that is the threshold for reaction skills necessary for driving a motor vehicle.   Studies have suggested that the most crucial aspect of driving impairment is the reduction in the ability of the driver to multi-task, and multi-tasking is crucial to safely driving an automobile. 

But any definite number is inherently arbitrary.  For years, the BAC limit in Georgia was a .10.  And every person is different and metabolizes alcohol differently.  The breathalyzer tests often give inaccurate results and should not be blindly follows (even though it seems that prosecutors do just that).  If you are facing an unjust Walton Co. DUI charge, call the  law offices of Richard S. Lawson today for a free consultation. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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