Colorado DUI Law: What is BAC and Why Does it Matter?

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) refers to the percentage of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream and can be measured accurately within 30-70 minutes after drinking. 

Denver lawyerThe higher your BAC, the more intoxicated you are. Understanding your BAC can help you learn how to keep yourself and others safe when drinking.

The BAC number simply indicates blood alcohol level in grams per volume of breath for breath tests or blood for blood tests.

It is stated as a percentage, which merely tells us how many grams per every 100 milliliters of blood (g/100 ml of blood) or grams per every 210 liters of breath (g/210 l of breath). 

In every state in the US, the legal limit for drunk driving is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% and 0.05% for DWAI.

If you are arrested for a DUI in Denver, contact a Denver DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

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