Fighting Blood Alcohol Content Evidence
Rochester DWI Lawyer Explains Your Options
Being accused of a
drunk driving offense in Rochester can carry serious penalties, ranging from time behind bars
to fines and other repercussions lasting years beyond the initial arrest.
One of the most significant factors that determines what kind of sentencing
you may find yourself facing is the results of a breath, blood, or urine
test. These tests measure your blood alcohol content, which is the primary
determination of whether or not you were breaking the law. In New York
State, it is prohibited for a driver to drive a car with a BAC over 0.08%.
Attorney Christopher K. Rodeman is a Rochester DWI defense lawyer with
over 15 years of experience serving the community in Upstate New York.
As a former DWI Bureau Chief in Monroe County, he knows all of the ways
that BAC may not tell the true story in a DWI arrest- and can help you
fight back against accusations. Find out more by calling my firm today!
What Affects Blood Alcohol Content?
The premise of a minimum BAC results from the premise that alcohol affects
the body and that this interaction affects your ability to drive a car.
When you consume alcohol, it is absorbed into your bloodstream and eliminated
at a steady rate as it is oxidized within the body and excreted from the
body as well. Someone’s BAC largely depends on the total amount
of drinks that you have consumed, how long of a period those drinks were
consumed within, and how long it has been since your last alcoholic beverage.
Important factors that can affect a person's blood alcohol content include:
- Rate of alcohol consumption
- Strength of the drink
- Body type and weight
- Fat and muscle content
- Emotional state
- Food eaten
- Alcohol intolerance
Therefore, while BAC is assumed to be an exact science, there are many
factors that can have a drastic impact. When you have been stopped for
a DWI and your BAC has been tested, you need to speak with an attorney
as soon as possible. Nothing is ever as it seems, and my firm can help
you determine what factors have affected your driving and BAC levels.
Over 15 Years of DWI Defense Experience in Rochester, NY
BAC testing is usually done by taking a blood sample, utilizing a breathalyzer,
or testing the urine of someone assumed to be driving under the influence.
Considering the wealth of factors that make a difference when determining
BAC levels, these tests may not provide an accurate representation of
the accused’s ability to operate a vehicle or even their expected
BAC while behind the wheel.
This means that Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law is your best advocate.
Your rights and future depend on these tests, which may not be accurate
and may not be a true indication of your level of intoxication. With me
by your side, you can know that you have solid defense.
Contact Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law for a
free consultation with an experienced Rochester DWI defense lawyer!