Rising BAC as a Defense
Aggressive Defense from Your Bakersfield DUI Attorney
At Campbell Whitten, our firm is committed to protecting the rights of
our clients, especially when the evidence of drunk driving that got them
charged is not an accurate assessment of their actual BAC or level of
intoxication when they were driving. Meet with our aggressive team of
DUI attorneys today by calling (661) 735-1038!
The Science Behind a Chemical Test
Scientifically, it takes between 30 to 90 minutes for alcohol to be absorbed
into an individual’s blood stream from their stomach. If you consume
alcohol before driving and you get pulled over, you will generally not
be tested for another 30 minutes or more. Your BAC is often lower when
you were driving than when you are tested. Additionally, the alcohol in
your stomach does not necessarily impair your driving; it is only after
that alcohol is diffused into your bloodstream that you may be impaired
or over the legal limit. The amount of food in your stomach, how much
alcohol you consumed, the speed at which you drank, and - believe it or
not - even your age, gender, and ethnicity are just some of the factors
that can effect the rate of absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.
In some cases, Campbell Whitten can make the argument that your blood alcohol
content (BAC) level was as high as it was because it was going up while
being tested. Your BAC is going to be increasing until it is fully absorbed
into your system, and therefore, your BAC reading will likely appear higher
than the actual measurement.
Your Next Move Could Make All the Difference
Our Bakersfield DUI lawyers at Campbell Whitten can walk you through each
step of your case and fight for the results that you deserve. In a DUI
case of this kind, the timeline is an essential element of your defense.
We will take the following steps to build a solid defense on your behalf:
- Fully analyze the timeline of your DUI arrest
- Bring in experts if necessary to assess the rising blood alcohol levels
- Determine your alcohol level at the time of driving
With our 24-hour answering service and on-call attorneys, you can trust
that your case will be thoroughly handled from start to finish.
Call us today to find out more about our aggressive DUI defense approach.