Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration (abbreviated BAC) is one of the most significant pieces of evidence in a DUI case. BAC is the measure of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. For example, 0.08%, which is the legal limit, means that a person has eight parts alcohol per 10,000 parts blood in their body. A BAC test can be administered by breath, blood, saliva, or urine. These tests can be performed at the location where you are stopped, at a police station, or in a hospital.

Although you have the right to refuse a BAC test, your license will automatically be suspended for at least 90 days as a result of your refusal. This happens because South Carolina Driver’s are subject to implied consent laws when operating motor vehicles. Implied consent means any person who drives a motor vehicle is considered to have given their consent to a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine if they are detained by law enforcement for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both.

License suspension can be a difficult and frustrating process, our goal is to ease the burden of license suspension for our clients.  Because we recognize the great imposition caused by the lack of a valid driver’s license, we treat driving matters as serious matters that requires our full dedication and efforts.

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To discuss your legal options with an experienced Charleston, SC DUI Attorney, contact the Mikell Law Firm at 843-849-1615.