Understanding Impairment: Alcohol vs Drug DUI Laws Compared

When it comes to DUI laws, it's essential to recognize that not all driving under the influence cases are identical. Most folks are familiar with alcohol-related DUIs, but drug DUIs? That's a whole different story. Both share similarities, but the differences between them are not only nuanced but legally significant. At [%COMNAME%], we aim to shed light on these distinctions to ensure everyone gets the proper guidance and legal defense they deserve.

Alcohol DUIs generally involve measuring the level of alcohol in your bloodstream typically with a breathalyzer or a blood test, which gives a BAC (blood alcohol concentration). In contrast, drug DUIs can be a bit trickier because they usually require evidence that your driving was impaired due to drugs, whether they're prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal substances.

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For starters, let's dive into the waters of alcohol DUIs. These are by far the most common type of DUI, with enforced legal limits on how much alcohol you can have in your system while driving. In every state, a BAC of 0.08% or higher is grounds for a DUI charge if you're over 21. For commercial drivers, it's even less, at 0.04%. If you're under 21, any detectable amount of alcohol could land you in hot water because of zero tolerance laws.

Now, you might be thinking, "But what if I feel fine to drive?" Remember, folks, alcohol impairment varies wildly depending on weight, gender, metabolism, and even what you ate that day. Our experienced team is ready to review the specifics of your case and possibly challenge the BAC results based on these factors.

Moving on to drug DUIs, this is where things get more complex. You see, there's no universally accepted standard for drug impairment. Unlike alcohol, where there's that 0.08% BAC line in the sand, drugs are a whole other ball game. Prescriptions, over-the-counters, and illegal substances all affect individuals in different ways. Plus, some drugs linger in your system long after their effects have worn off.

Our legal eagles at [%COMNAME%] understand the science and the law. They're well-equipped to navigate these waters, using the nuances to your advantage. They'll delve into whether there was probable cause for a stop, the accuracy of the impairment assessment, and the reliability of any drug tests conducted.

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  • Challenging the traffic stop's legality
  • Disputing field sobriety and chemical tests
  • Highlighting improper police procedures
  • Evaluating medical conditions and prescribed medications
  • Exploring breaches in testing equipment maintenance

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When the blue and red lights flash behind you, and you're accused of DUI, one of the first things that may cross your mind is, "What am I up against?" Whether it's alcohol or drugs that led to the stop, the penalties you could be facing are downright intimidating. But fear not! [%COMNAME%] is here to highlight just what's at stake and how our team of dedicated attorneys can help you navigate this rocky terrain.

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Dealing with a DUI can be an intimidating and stressful process, but it's important to remember you don't have to face it alone