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Factors Affecting Alcohol Absorption

Guidance from Our DWI Attorney in San Antonio

The state's law states that blood alcohol concentration at the time of driving, not the time of testing is the determining factor in proving guilt in a DWI offense. There are several factors that affect alcohol absorption and can impact BAC levels at the time of testing. Contact me, Attorney Kerrisa Chelkowski, for a consultation about your case. I have been included in the Best Lawyers in San Antonio by Seen and Scene in SA Monthly.

Over my years of serving as a counsel in criminal defense, I have successfully and won numerous cases. I focus on the science behind the various testing methods. It is astonishing that a large number of DWI cases can be successfully defended when errors have been made in any part of the case, including BAC testing. I will carefully analyze the evidence to identify any errors, including the issues that affect alcohol absorption, a critical factor in DWI charges.

Are there factors affecting alcohol absorption?

There are many factors that can affect alcohol absorption in your body. Gender, body weight, body type, and the amount of time between drinks all will affect alcohol absorption. Food high in protein or food, in general, can also affect the rate of alcohol absorption, as having food in your stomach slows the processing of alcohol. The strength of a drink will also affect how the body absorbs alcohol.

The rate of consumption, functional tolerance, medications, illnesses, and fatigue are also factors that affect alcohol absorption. The faster you drink, the higher the blood alcohol content can be, even with only one drink. Medication can cause you to appear to be impaired by alcohol incorrectly. Illness and fatigue when and the consumption of a minor amount of alcohol can also cause you to be accused of drunk driving, due to the inability to perform field sobriety tests correctly, leading to an arrest.

Contact the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski

A San Antonio DWI attorney can help determine if there were any factors affecting alcohol absorption in your body that could support your defense. I can evaluate the facts in your case and advise you of the options that could lead to a successful outcome, including a case dismissal, reduced charge or an acquittal at trial. Many cases can be successfully defended, and I know where to look to find the areas that can be challenged, including the scientific facts related to alcohol absorption.

Contact me today for a free and confidential case evaluation. As an experienced San Antonio DWI lawyer, I can protect your rights!

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