Women who are arrested for DUI in Oakland or throughout the San Francisco Bay Area may face specific issues. For starters, it doesn't take as much alcohol for a woman to be over the legal limit of 0.08%. In fact, just 2 drinks is often enough to throw most women over the legal limit. Why? It has a lot to do with body mass and how women's bodies process alcohol. In fact, according to the DUI drink chart, a 120-pound woman would only be able to drink 1-2 drinks in an hour to be considered legally drunk.
Women also may have difficulty passing certain roadside field sobriety tests, especially the "walk a straight line" test, also known as the "walk and turn" test. Many women enjoy wearing high-heeled shoes or boots that can make walking and turning more difficult – especially on an uneven surface or gravely terrain. An officer could mistake a wobble or trip to mean that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol – even if you are not.
Surprisingly, certain non-alcoholic drinks can also have an affect on your blood alcohol content. A recent study found that diet soda mixed with liquor (such as a rum and diet coke) might actually cause the alcohol to hit the bloodstream faster, resulting in a false positive DUI.
Contact Our Oakland DUI Defense Attorneys
If you are a woman and have been arrested for DUI in Oakland, Alameda County or anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, we can help. Call the Oakland DUI Defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Nabiel C. Ahmed today. You can stay out of jail and even get your license back! Call today at (510) 907-6600 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information.