Absorption Rate

Absorption Rate

Oakland County DUI Lawyer Analyzing the Facts of Your Case

Officers and prosecutors often times take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to DUI and OWI cases. In reality, physiology differs from person to person, which means that alcohol affects people differently. One way in which DUI cases differ is in the absorption rate of the driver. This is the rate at which the person's body absorbs and metabolizes alcohol, something that can have a major impact on the point in time that a person becomes impaired, and even how impaired that person actually gets. Alcohol rates are affected by various philological factors, which are listed in the section further below.

It is important to note that a person's alcohol absorption rate affects the rise and fall of his or her blood alcohol concentration ( BAC) or the amount of alcohol in his or her system. There is a period after the person drinks when his or her BAC rises and then reaches its peak before falling. It can take a considerable amount of time before an individual reaches his or her BAC peak. Depending on when the DUI test is taken, the driver's BAC level could end up being higher than the level it was at when he or she was actually driving.

If you are facing charges for the offense of driving under the influence or operating while intoxicated, it is important that your alcohol absorption rate is fully considered in your case. It could potentially turn out that aspects of your alcohol absorption rate made you falsely appear to be impaired at the time you were driving. Our Oakland County criminal defense attorney, Daniel D. Hajji, helps DUI/OWI defendants take their alcohol absorption rates into account when they are building their defense strategy.

Which physical factors can affect someone's alcohol absorption rate?

Some of the factors that could have an impact on a person's alcohol absorption rate include the individual's:

  • Physical build
  • Weight
  • Metabolic rate
  • Regular drinking habits
  • Stomach (whether the individual has eaten and the type of food consumed)

There might also be other factors that are relevant to your particular absorption rate. When you are facing DUI/OWI charges, do not hesitate to consult with Attorney Hajji, who fully understands the dynamics of alcohol rates in these types of cases. Contact us for high-quality legal assistance!