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3 Common DUI Myths Debunked

Driving while under the influence (DUI) charges are serious and can result in stiff penalties for the accused. Unfortunately, there is much misinformation about DUIs and DUI charges, but Buckmaster & Ellzey is here to clear up the confusion.

A 0.08% BAC & Higher Is Required for a DUI Arrest

Many people believe they can only be arrested for a DUI if their blood-alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. In reality, Florida law states that someone can be charged with a DUI if he or she is, “under the influence of alcoholic beverages (…) to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired.”

Based on how this law is written, an officer could arrest someone for a DUI if he believes the driver’s faculties are impaired due to the influence of alcohol regardless of the person’s BAC. If you’re arrested for a DUI based on this law, contact us now for a free consultation!

Breathalyzers Are 100% Accurate

Breathalyzer results collected at police stations can be used as evidence in court, but they are not exact. The only way to get a 100% accurate reading of someone’s BAC is to do a blood test. Therefore, breathalyzers are less trustworthy than many assume.

Fighting a DUI Charge Is Hopeless

People believe that if they’re charged with a DUI, then there is no hope for their case.

This is a myth!

If you or a loved one is charged for driving while under the influence, you can fight back. If you’re ready to stand for your rights, the attorneys at Buckmaster & Ellzey are ready to defend your case!

Call (888) 785-6548 now for a free consultation for your DUI charge.