Characteristics of Intoxication
The social and private consumption of alcohol is a longstanding part of American culture. When handled responsibly, there is little reason for concern. However, it has been clearly established that drinking alcohol can severely impair a motorist’s ability to safely operate his or her vehicle. To limit the danger for those on or near the roadway, there are laws in each state to penalize drunk driving. While the specific punishments and certain subtle features vary, the creation of a fixed measure (usually blood alcohol content) by which a driver can be deemed intoxicated is standard.
If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI and needs legal assistance, contact Rhode Island DUI defense attorney, Matthew Marin, at 401-287-4384 as soon as possible. You are entitled to vigorous criminal defense if you have been accused of DUI and could benefit greatly from skilled and experienced legal representation.
The Definition of Intoxication
Beyond the so-called “legal limit”, which refers to the BAC at which a person is subject to criminal penalties for driving under the influence, there are qualitative measures that suggest to a law enforcement officer that an individual is intoxicated. This typically includes:
- Evidence that a person’s mental clarity is impaired due to alcohol consumption
- Evidence that a person’s physical capacities and motor skills are hampered due to alcohol consumption
- Behavior and actions inconsistent with those expected of a sober individual
Even if you displayed these signs of intoxication and had a BAC over the limit, a compassionate and tenacious Rhode Island DUI defense attorney might be able to help you to have your charges reduced or dismissed.
To begin working to prepare your defense, contact Rhode Island DUI defense attorney, Matthew Marin, at 401-287-4384 today. An allegation of DUI can damage your reputation, and a conviction can have severe personal and professional repercussions. Do not take any needless chances, call now.