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Blood Alcohol Limits Infographic ▪ Charleston DUI Lawyer

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Under South Carolina law, the legal blood alcohol (BA) limits are:

(1) Less than .05 – It is conclusively presumed that the person was not under the influence of alcohol.

(2) Greater than .05 but less than .08 – No inference whether the person was under the influence of alcohol, but that fact may be considered with other evidence in determining the guilt or innocence of the person.

(3) Greater than .08 – It may be inferred that the person was under the influence of alcohol.

BAC Levels & Rates of Elimination

The following infographic shows estimations of: (1) BAC levels for men and woman at various weights and amounts of alcohol and (2) elimination of BAC over time:

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Limits in South Carolina

Driving With An Unlawful Alcohol Concentration

In South Carolina, “

[i]t is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle within this State while his alcohol concentration is eight one-hundredths of one percent or more. A person who violates the provisions of this [statute] is guilty of the offense of Driving With An Unlawful Alcohol Concentration [DUAC].” The prosecution has the choice of convicting a driver for a DUI (proof of impairment which may include proof of BAC) or a DUAC (proof of BAC .08 or greater and the driver is guilty). A driver can only be prosecuted for a DUAC if the breath (or blood) test is performed within two hours of the time of arrest and probable cause (a reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime) existed to justify the traffic stop. A driver cannot be prosecuted for a DUAC if the driver was stopped at a traffic road block or driver’s license check point. Further, a driver cannot be prosecuted for both a DUI and a DUAC for the same stop.

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  1. Yusef March 3, 2014 at 2:41 am - Reply

    I was wrongfully arrested and charged with DUI, passed the multiple sobriety ,tests but somehow I still “failed” but I didn’t have the right to have anymore details on which points i did not perform perfectly!… So I spent the night in jail, car impounded, missed 12 hours of overtime at work, traumatized (first time arrested), and I blew a .02! I will definitely be calling!

    • Stephan Futeral March 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Yusef, I am sorry to hear about your circumstances. This would not be the first time we’ve dealt with similar situations. We’re here to help when you need us!

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