DUI Under Legal Limit .08 Georgia

DUI Under Legal Limit .08 Georgia
Many people believe that if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is under the legal limit, they will not be arrested for driving under the influence in Georgia. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Even if your BAC is under .08%, you can still be charged with drunk driving if the officer believes that your ability to drive was impaired because of alcohol and/or drug use.

There are two types of DUI charges: “per se” and less safe. You can be arrested for if your BAC is over Georgia’s BAC limit, even if your driving was not impaired. However, you can be charged with DUI less safe even if your BAC was as low as .05%. If your BAC was above .08%, you can be charged with both offenses.

To prove a DUI if you were under the legal limit, the officer may be called by the prosecution to testify about your driving, behavior, and appearance at the time of the incident. For example, the officer may state that he or she saw you swerving and that when you were pulled over, you smelled of alcohol or had bloodshot eyes. If you performed any field sobriety tests, the officer can bring up your performance and test results. A skilled drunk-driving defense lawyer may call these observations into question, as they may be signs of conditions other than intoxication.

Underage drivers and commercial drivers can be charged with a drunk driving with a BAC of .08% or less; the BAC for a driver under 21 is .02% and the BAC for a person operating a commercial vehicle is .04%. Because the legal limit is so much lower for these drivers, you should contact an experienced defense attorney who can investigate your BAC tests to determine if they were accurate or inflated.

Our law firm has helped many clients charged with a DUI under the legal limit of .08% in Georgia.  We can travel to any location in the state to help you take on your pending charges. Our flat fees are affordable, and we offer payment plans upon request.

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