Does Taking Prescription Drugs Affect My BAC?

Posted By The Law Offices of Kerrisa Chelkowski || 24-Mar-2014

Your BAC, or blood alcohol concentration, is the percentage of alcohol present in your blood at any given time. The more alcohol you have in your system, the greater the chance is that you will become physically and mentally impaired. Drivers who have a BAC level of 0.08% or more can be arrested and charged with DWI.

There are many factors that can affect an individual's BAC, above and beyond straight alcohol consumption, and these include his or her age, gender, body type, metabolism, rate of consumption, food, diabetes, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and more. Most prescription drug labels include warnings that advise users against taking their prescription if they plan on driving, drinking or operating any form of heavy machinery. Drugs, even those prescribed by a doctor, can have an adverse effect on an individual's mental capacity and response time in and of themselves. Many people are completely unaware of the fact that even consuming a small amount of alcohol in addition to taking prescription medications could easily put them over the legal limit and directly into harm's way.

If you have been arrested or charged with DWI and you believe that your prescription medication may have had an effect on the accuracy of the BAC reading, contact my firm immediately. I realize you may be frightened and wondering what comes next. My firm and I are here to help answer any questions you may have, alleviate your concerns and work with you closely to build a strong strategy for your defense. Hiring me, Kerrisa Chelkowski, as your criminal defense attorney will give you a distinct advantage when fighting against the charges you face. Do not admit guilt or try to prove your own innocence.

You have the right to protect your interests and politely refusing to answer any questions, other than to provide identifying information, before you seek counsel from a skilled defense attorney is a very effective way of taking a proactive approach to your defense.

As a former prosecutor with the District Attorney's office, I am well aware of the extent to which the prosecution will go to try and convict you. My comprehensive knowledge of how both sides of these types of cases are pursued helps me flush out any discrepancies so I can challenge the "evidence" presented against you. I stop at nothing to help my clients attain a successful outcome to their case and I am ready to do the same for you. Call a San Antonio criminal defense attorney at my firm today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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