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Do You Understand Breathalyzer Tests?

South Carolina DUI Lawyers How Can a Breathalyzer Measure Blood Alcohol? The blood releases alcohol through the breath. When you drink alcohol, the body absorbs it quite literally. It saturates tissue lining in the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines, and enters the bloodstream. When that blood circulates through the lungs, alcohol evaporates out through air sacs in the lungs. A breathalyzer measures the alcohol in the breath that is exhaled. There’s a mathematical relationship between alcohol blood level and alcohol breath level. It was … [Read more...]

Drinking Underage and Driving

South Carolina DUI Lawyers SC Has A Zero Tolerance Policy Any person under the age of 21 who drives a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol faces a zero tolerance policy for drinking and driving. It only takes a blood alcohol concentration of .02 to be charged with penalties for underage drinking and driving. Underage drivers will automatically have their license suspended for at least 3 months. Consequences of Underage DUI If you are under 21 and and your blood alcohol (BAC) is at least .02 and less than .08 License (or permit) … [Read more...]