Avoiding the Day-After DUI

Contrary to popular belief, "sleeping it off" is not always a foolproof way to kill your buzz, drive sober and avoid being charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

In this entry, we'll talk about how long it actually takes for alcohol to leave your system.

Can people really be arrested for DUI the day after drinking?

Tucson Police Department veteran Jerry Knepper says he's seen it happen plenty of times. "They went home. They slept, but they're still a hazard. They'll get in their car. They'll drive to work, get pulled over, and still get a DUI," he said to KVOA-TV. "Even if you go to sleep and wake up the next day, you could still have enough alcohol (in your system) to be intoxicated."

How long does alcohol stay in your system?

Because we're all different, there's no firm rule for how long it takes for booze to wear off. Rather, it depends on a host of things, including:

  1. Your height and weight
  2. How much alcohol was consumed
  3. The strength of the drinks
  4. Whether or not you have food in your system

How does alcohol leave your system?

Actually, sleep has nothing to do with it. As soon as alcohol is absorbed into your system or bloodstream, it then begins to leave your body through breath, perspiration and urine.

How can I minimize my blood alcohol content (BAC)?

To be charged with a DUI, your blood alcohol content (BAC) must be 0.08 percent or higher. To keep it below that mark:

  • Avoid binge drinking (the more alcohol you consume, the longer it will take for it to be absorbed and then expelled)
  • Drink slowly so that the booze is absorbed more gradually
  • Eat protein-rich food - and lots of it

Charged with DUI? Call Alex Lane

If you're facing DUI charges, the stakes are simply too high for you not to have legal representation.

We'll examine all aspects of your case and fight aggressively for your rights.

For a free consultation, call the offices of Alex Lane. Our number is 480-776-5757.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Super Lawyers 2018
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 Top Attorney
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo
  • Avvo Client's Choice
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo Client Choice Award 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction 2018
  • 10 Best 2017 Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • ASLA 2017 Top 40 Lawyer Under 40
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • MCBA

Let Us Review Your Case

If you have been charged with a DUI, drug charge, sex crime or any serious criminal offense, let an experienced defense team fight for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our partners today. Call 480-498-5290 or send an email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC
111 West Monroe Street
Suite 1216
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 480-498-5290
Fax: 480-776-5758
Phoenix Law Office Map

Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC
  • Free initial consults
  • Payment plans available
  • Credit cards accepted