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Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) tests:

If you are suspected of driving while intoxicated, you will likely be asked to take a BAC test to measure your blood alcohol content. These screenings typically come in the form of breath and blood tests (e.g., breathalyzer, alco-sensor, etc.). BAC tests in New York can be conducted roadside or at the police station. In some cases, the police can even request a warrant to take blood from drivers who are facing criminal charges.

 

Alcohol’s Effect on Driving

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Typical Effects Predictable Effects on Driving
0.02%
  • Some loss of judgment
  • Relaxation
  • Slight body warmth
  • Altered mood
  • Decline in visual functions (rapid tracking of a moving target)
  • Decline in ability to perform two tasks at the same time (divided attention)
0.05%
  • Exaggerated behavior
  • May have loss of small-muscle control (e.g., focusing your eyes)
  • Impaired judgment
  • Usually good feeling
  • Lowered alertness
  • Release of inhibition
  • Reduced coordination
  • Reduced ability to track moving objects
  • Difficulty steering
  • Reduced response to emergency driving situations
0.08%
  • Muscle coordination becomes poor (e.g., balance, speech, vision, reaction time, and hearing)
  • Harder to detect danger
  • Judgment, self-control, reasoning, and memory are impaired
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Speed control impairment
  • Reduced information processing capability (e.g., signal detection, visual search)
  • Impaired perception
0.10%
  • Clear deterioration of reaction time and control
  • Slurred speech, poor coordination, and slowed thinking
  • Reduced ability to maintain lane position and brake appropriately
0.15%
  • Far less muscle control than normal
  • Vomiting may occur (unless this level is reached slowly or the drinker has developed a tolerance for alcohol)
  • Major loss of balance
  • Substantial impairment in vehicle control, attention to driving task, and in necessary visual and auditory information processing

Information in this table shows the BAC level at which an effect is usually first observed. This table was prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its data comes from a variety of sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the American Medical Association, www.webMD.com, and the National Commission Against Drunk Driving.

 

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates are committed to forming a vigorous defense on behalf of individuals who stand accused of such DWI crimes such as DWI with injury or a DWI charge of vehicular assault or DWI vehicular manslaughter. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of your rights, and the potential penalties that may arise and the possible weaknesses in the charges against you; such as improper testing equipment, inaccurate field sobriety tests or an illegal search and seizure.

At the Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates, we understand that no two cases are alike. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates, have many years of experience handling DWI cases. The attorneys at the law offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates can help you navigate through the DWI criminal defense process, and make it easily manageable in your time of need. Our attorneys are not only trained in handling simple DWI or DWAI matters, we take care of complex DWI defense litigation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, Manhattan and Brooklyn Kings County New York.

 

If you or a loved one has been charged in New York with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI), you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer. We have successfully handled misdemeanor and felony DWI cases. We have also represented those charged with chemical test refusals (e.g. refusing to give a breath, blood or urine sample) both in the courts and at DMV hearings. Our lawyers have assisted countless people in obtaining hardship driver licenses and conditional driver licenses.

We strive to protect our clients by creating effective strategic defenses for clients charged with:

 

 

If you, or a loved one, have been charged with driving while intoxicated, or driving while ability impaired, in the state of New York do yourself a favor and call our experienced criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-960-1529 or visit us online. We will use our experience, knowledge, aggressiveness and tenaciousness to get you the best possible results. Our lawyers offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept all major credit cards.

 

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