The Truth about DUI in Omaha

The next time you go out drinking, call a cab to take you home!

Getting an Omaha DUI is not an enjoyable experience and one you should try to avoid.  With that being said, the subject of DUI is surrounded by everyday notions that are not true. 

Therefore, we have taken the liberty to clarify some of these myths below:

  • Smelling of alcohol is an indication of alcohol consumption and inebriation- Alcohol actually has no smell.  The odor one smells is actually what is found in the alcoholic beverages. 
  • People who do not drink cannot be arrested for DUI- Our bodies naturally produce alcohol.  This is called endogenous ethanol production. In some instances, people can produce enough to cause them to be arrested for DUI.  If you have not had anything to drink and you are arrested for a DUI in Omaha, this is important information for a drunk driving attorney to know.
  • Field sobriety tests are accurate- These tests are subject to the opinion of law enforcement officers.  Scientists at Clemson University actually completed a study in which police officers were asked to determine whether subjects were too drunk to legally drive.  What the officers did not know was that the subjects had absolutely no alcohol in their blood.  They determined, however, that 46% of the subjects were legally intoxicated.  So, the testing actually ended up being as precise as a coin toss.
  • A breath test measures the blood alcohol concentration in the blood stream- Blood alcohol can actually only be measured with a blood sample.  Breath tests measure alcohol on the breath in an attempt to provide an estimate of alcohol in the blood which is why they have a 20-30% margin of error. 

Hopefully, this information has been helpful in clearing up some old myths you may have heard over the years.  The truth about an Omaha DUI is that it will hurt your reputation and your finances.  If you have been arrested for a DUI, you need to contact a drunk driving attorney who knows Omaha DUI laws.  You owe it to yourself and to your future! 

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