Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

Calculate and Understand B.A.C. for Colorado DUI & DWAI related cases

When it comes to DUIs and DWAIs, your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level is an important factor that comes into play. Understand what it is and how to measure it to benefit your case in Colorado.

What Is BAC?

BAC is short for “blood alcohol content,” or “blood alcohol concentration.” It also refers to the amount of ethanol concentration in your blood and is commonly known as your blood alcohol level.

Your blood alcohol content level measures (by a percentage in deciliters of blood) how intoxicated you are and is used as a measure to define whether or not you are legally under or over the limit for driving while under the influence in your state.

Individual state laws for BAC driving limits vary, so be sure to check your state’s driving laws to learn the legal limit applying to your situation if you are not in Colorado.

How to Measure BAC – Blood Alcohol Content Calculators and Alcohol Charts

Two common ways to measure your blood alcohol content level is to use a BAC calculator or alcohol chart. However, these methods can only be used as mere points of reference for your level of intoxication. For a 100% accurate assessment, a blood test or breathalyzer is needed.

BAC calculators are simply a way to give you a general idea of your level of intoxication, not a proven measure of your actual blood alcohol level, and many other factors must be taken into consideration to assess the amount of alcohol an individual can safely ingest.

The BAC calculator below provides a general estimate of what your blood alcohol level will be after drinking a certain amount over a period of time. However, we do not recommend drinking and driving under any circumstance or while under any influence, and advise you to use a designated driver whenever possible.

Learn more about Colorado’s state law regarding the BAC limit for driving, as well as our DUI and DWAI services, and call us at 303-578-8550 to set up a free case evaluation.

Colorado BAC Legal Driving Limit

Colorado DUI and DWAI state laws impose BAC limits for drivers of motor vehicles, including:

• DUI (Driving Under the Influence): 0.8% or higher
• DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired): 0.5% - 0.8% (higher than most states)

To learn more about Colorado’s DUI and DWAI laws, fines and penalties, click here.

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The Evans Firm specializes in DUI and criminal defense law cases in Centennial and Arapahoe County areas, including Aurora, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Englewood, Littleton, Douglas County and Lone Tree. With an A+ BBB rating and numerous Client Choice and Satisfaction Awards, we have been the best in the business for over 9 years.

Through a trial-centered approach, we fight for you fearlessly and compassionately to get the job done. If you find yourself facing a DUI or DWAI in Colorado, call us immediately to set up an appointment for a free case evaluation at 303-578-8550.

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