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Blood Alcohol Concentration

Blood Alcohol Concentration in Las Vegas

Defending Clients With a BAC Over The Legal Limit

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is a term you will often hear associated with DUI in Nevada. This refers to the concentration of alcohol in your blood and may be measured by a blood test or a breath test.

This test may be administered if you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving and the officer observed behavior or other indicators of intoxication, such as:

  • Slurred speech
  • Open alcohol containers
  • Bloodshot eyes

If you are facing DUI charges, seek legal guidance from the skilled Las Vegas DUI lawyer from my firm at once. The officer will likely ask you to undergo field sobriety testing to measure your physical and mental abilities and whether they may be impaired due to alcohol consumption. If the officer has probable cause to believe that you were operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, they will ask you to submit to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol concentration.

What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Blood Test in Nevada?

While you can refuse breath or blood testing to determine your BAC, this refusal will result in the automatic suspension of your driver's license. In applying and signing for a Nevada driver's license, you are considered to have given consent to submit to chemical testing if suspected of DUI. The officer is, however, required to inform you of the consequences of refusing a breath test or blood test, so you can make an informed decision about refusing the test.

What is the Blood Alcohol Limit in Nevada?

In Nevada, you may not operate a motor vehicle if you have a BAC of 0.08% or greater or 0.02% or greater if you are under 21. It is important to note that although your blood alcohol concentration is crucial to any DUI offense, you may still face charges even if your BAC is below the legal limit. If your ability to drive safely is impaired, you may still face DUI charges in Nevada even if your BAC is below 0.08%.

For more information, please contact a Las Vegas DUI attorney by calling (702) 430-7531 today!

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