Kansas City Laws on Blood Alcohol Content
Blood Alcohol Content & Your DUI Case
DUI charges are based on your blood alcohol content (BAC) as measured by
breath and blood tests. If your BAC is measured at .08% or more (.04% for commercial drivers
or .02% for minors), you can face criminal charges as well as action against
your license by the Department of Revenue. If your BAC goes above .15%,
the potential penalties will automatically increase. A charge of
DUI can be brought against you, however, even without a measurement of your
blood alcohol content. The police officer involved may determine that
you are driving while intoxicated based on poor driving, your appearance, or
field sobriety tests. If you refused to submit to chemical testing, this is also grounds for
DWI charges. A DUI case can be initiated whether you are alleged to be
under the influence of either alcohol or drugs.
Kansas City DUI lawyer can help you fight against conviction or harsh sentencing no matter the
circumstances of your case. If chemical testing was not used, whether
or not the officer had due cause to stop you, as well as the validity of your
field sobriety tests, can all be scrutinized and may lend strength to your defense. Even if
breath, blood, or urine tests were used, their results are not necessarily
conclusive. Your attorney can review many aspects of how these tests were
administered and processed that may uncover facts that lead to the results
being inadmissible as evidence.
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