Can I Be Arrested for Drunk Driving if I Only Had One Drink?

The state of Tennessee does not arrest for DUI based on the amount of drinks that a driver has had. The intoxication level of a driver is determined using Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels. Tennessee has a BAC limit of .08% for drivers above the legal drinking age. If you are under age 21, the legal BAC limit is .02%. While there are several charts that attempt to tell you the amount of drinks that you can have and what your BAC level should be, these are not always accurate. It is also near impossible to tell someone that their BAC will be below the legal limit if they have one drink. The weight of a person has a lot to do with their BAC level, for example, a person who weighs 100 lbs will be affected by one drink more than someone who is 250 lbs.

The answer to this is simply, yes it is possible to be arrested for DUI after only having one drink. If your BAC level appears to be above the legal limit after the performance of a chemical test, then you may be charged with DUI even if you only had one drink. One of your first priorities after a DUI arrest should be seeking aggressive and experienced DUI defense in Memphis. Our legal team has a certified criminal trial specialist who has taken on immeasurable DUI cases over the years. Attorney Ferguson also has a 10.0 'Superb' Avvo rating due to the reviews of former clients. Team up with The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. for the DUI defense that you need if you have been arrested for drunk driving in Tennessee. Contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule your free case evaluation.

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