DUI Charges over the Legal Limit

Powerful Advocacy from Atlanta DUI Attorneys

Have you been charged with driving under the influence? Then it is possible that a prosecutor has evidence that includes failed field sobriety tests and chemical DUI tests. If a breath or blood test shows that your blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds the legal limit, you could face license suspension, fines, a criminal record, and even jail for a DUI charge.

The reality is, DUI tests are not ironclad evidence. Time and again, test results have been called into question, even discredited. At Thomas & Willis, LLC, the legal advocates have won "unwinnable" cases through finding errors in chemical DUI tests. Furthermore, if you hire this proven firm, you could work with an attorney who is AV® rated for ethics and talent.

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Different BAC Limits in Georgia

Experienced lawyers are able to demonstrate how DUI tests can be highly sensitive, as BAC readings can be skewed by many conditions. Something as simple as low blood sugar or chewing gum could drastically change the test results. In fact, tests have made mistakes because of a driver's fatigue, medication, acid reflux, tobacco product use, dental work, breath mints, and more!

In Georgia, there are three different BAC limits:

  • 0.08% for drivers over 21
  • 0.04% for commercial drivers
  • 0.02% for drivers under 21

If you hadn't eaten in a few hours, or even if you drank slowly, these could also affect your test results. Time lapse matters too. Your blood alcohol can continue rising for as much as an hour. So if you set out within the legal BAC limit, if you get pulled over an hour later, your BAC could have spiked up.

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In order to find these and other defenses, the firm has had intense training in field sobriety evaluations and breathalyzer tests. The DUI lawyers also work with forensic and toxicology experts to assess DUI tests, search for errors, or discover issues with the testing machines.

If you face the penalties for a Georgia DUI, call Thomas & Willis, LLC today to get more than 100 years' defense experience on your side!