Driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants is illegal in all 50 states. The best way to beat a DUI is to avoid putting yourself in the situation of being intoxicated and operating a vehicle. If you are charged with a DUI the Attorneys at Larsen Law Firm in Utah County can help. We have provided some steps you can take below to avoid receiving a DUI and better understanding a DUI charge.
Avoid driving under the influence. The blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 is the legal limit before being charged with a DUI. This limit is the same for all 50 states.
Know your Limits
Everyone has a different amount of alcohol they can consume before becoming intoxicated or reaching the blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08. It all depends on your gender, weight, and what type of alcohol you are consuming. It is important to also take into account the medication you may be taking and how it can affect you when mixed with alcohol. Knowing your limits will allow you to plan ahead and avoid driving under the influence.
If you know you will be drinking it is always best to make arrangements and designate a sober driver. Contacting a taxi service is also an option. Having a sober driver is the safest way to get to your destinations.
Understanding a DUI and what can happen if you are charged with one is a good deterrent for driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. When you are charged with a DUI you should expect the measurement of BAC intoxication levels, some of which can trigger stiffer penalties, the possibility of jail time, fines, and the possibility of suspension or restriction of driving privileges.
DUI Laws by State
Some states DUI laws differ in various aspects. Knowing how your state deals with a DUI can help you to know the consequences for receiving one. You can easily look up the DUI laws in your state online or consult one of our attorneys at Larsen Law Firm in Utah County to better familiarize yourself with the laws in Utah.
You can save your life and others by refusing to drive under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. If you do happen to receive a DUI you can trust the attorneys at Larsen Law Firm in Utah County to help you get through each step of the legal process. For more information on our experienced attorneys call us today.