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How Do Breathalyzer Tests Work?

With most DUIs, the prosecution's case usually rests on the results of a blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Breathalyzer tests and blood screening are the most common methods used by law enforcement, though it is also possible to measure an individual's BAC using samples of hair follicles, urine or saliva.

Blood alcohol tests: Your rights and responsibilities

There are several things that happen when a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that you are driving after you have been drinking. In most cases, a traffic stop is initiated. That leads to specific tests that can be used to determine if you are intoxicated. You might be given a field sobriety test. You might also be asked to take a breath test or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration. When it comes to those tests, there are several points you should know.

Breath tests accuracy might be used in your DUI defense

When you are arrested for drunk driving, your defense plan has to start right away. If you are actually intoxicated, it can be difficult to come up with a plan right then. Still, the actions that you take can have a profound impact on your defense options down the road. One of the important things you have to do is to make notes about some points relating to the arrest.

What affects a blood alcohol test?

There are many things that influence the outcome of a blood alcohol test in New Jersey. First and foremost, the amount of drinks you consume and the rate at which you consume them plays the biggest role. Having two drinks in a half an hour is going to register higher than having three drinks over six hours. The amount of time that has passed since your last drink also matters.

NTSB suggests BAC limit change to extreme low

How many drinks do you think takes to get you to the legal DUI limit? It is general knowledge that in New Jersey and the rest of the U.S., the legal limit for drunk driving cases is 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration. The law can get more complicated, but that is the rule of thumb that most drivers rely upon. 

Wine could make you drunker than you think

Many New Jersey residents enjoy a glass of red wine with their dinners, particular those who indulge in Italian fare. While wine might be a regular part of your evening meal, it is valuable to learn what some researchers have discovered about the vino that you innocently enjoy and love. 

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