Excessive Blood Alcohol Level

Excessive Blood Alcohol Level

The More You Have had to Drink, the Worse Charges You May Face

Pennsylvania has a three-tiered system when it comes to the blood alcohol content (BAC) upon arrest. Instead of a standard penalty for the lowest possible level, it is ranked as follows:

  • .08 to .099 percent BAC is considered to be general impairment
  • .10 to .159 percent BAC is considered to be high impairment
  • .16 and higher is considered to be excessive blood alcohol level or highest impairment

If you are arrested and chemical tests show you have .08 percent or higher BAC at the time of the arrest, you face stiff penalties. Depending on the level of BAC and any prior DUI offenses within the last 10 years, the consequences of a DUI charge get increasingly more severe. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.

At Cherry DUI Law, our lawyers have decades of experience in handling DUI cases at all levels of impairment. We know how to challenge the validity of field sobriety tests and chemical tests. We scour the police report for any possible mistakes or misconduct on the part of the arresting police officer. Our goal is to obtain the best possible outcome in your case, preferably without a conviction. We want to get you through this experience and back to your normal life as quickly and painlessly as we can.

Delaware & Chester County DUI Defense Lawyer

We sit down with you to review the evidence the prosecution has assembled against you. We get your account of events and look for any inconsistencies between the two. We understand the stress you are under, especially if this is your first offense. We work diligently to relieve as much of that stress as is possible.

We give you an honest assessment of what you may be facing and educate you on all of your options. We know the impact a DUI conviction can have on your life, including difficulty getting a job, applying for a loan or for school. We fight for you and for your future.

Contact Our Firm

To schedule your free initial consultation with a drunk driving defense attorney in Media or Philadelphia, call us at 610-565-0300 or 215-675-2400 or contact us online.