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BAC Level in New York

Rochester Lawyer Fighting Blood Alcohol Content Evidence

In New York State, it is prohibited for a driver to drive a car with a BAC over 0.08%. If you have driven above the legal BAC limit, you can face serious penalties including jail time, monetary fines and alcohol treatment programs if convicted of DWI.

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.

I am a Rochester DWI defense lawyer with 20 years of experience serving the community in Upstate New York. As a former DWI Bureau Chief in Monroe County, I know 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!

Drove over the legal BAC limit in New York? Speak with our defense attorney today to start your defense.

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 level 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:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Rate of alcohol consumption
  • Strength of the drink
  • Body type and weight
  • Fat and muscle content
  • Metabolism
  • Emotional state
  • Medications
  • 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. Nothing is ever as it seems. My firm can help you determine what factors have affected your BAC levels in NY.

Backed by 20 Years of DWI Defense Experience

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 in NY, 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!

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  • Free Initial Consultations

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  • Flat-Rate Fees for DWI Cases

    The moment you are arrested or charged with a DWI offense, it is imperative that you immediately retain the assistance of a dedicated attorney.

  • 20 Years of Experience

    Mr. Rodeman is a former Special Assistant District Attorney and Supervisor for the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.