Terms and Definitions Related To Drinking and Driving. Terms and Definitions Related To Drinking and Driving.

 

 

 Per Se Laws
 

Per Se Laws

Laws that declare it illegal to drive a vehicle above a certain alcohol level, as measured by a blood or breath test. In most states, the per se limit is .08% or greater. Violating the per se law has nothing to do with one's ability to drive a car safely; it is based solely on body chemistry. The only question is whether the driver was above the legal limit at the time of driving. NOTE: since breath or blood testing always takes place after the time of driving, it does not directly answer the question of BAL at the time of driving. The alcohol level at the time of testing may be higher, lower, or the same, when compared to the time of driving.

Back Glossary


 

If you've been charged with an alcohol-related offense, one of our DUI LAWS attorneys can help. Click here to find the lawyer nearest you.

 

 

 (800) 384-5297

Find an Attorney

*Up to 3 attorneys will contact you

Please let me know about DUI auto insurance

Privacy policy