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Seattle DUI Glossary

DUI Glossary and Terms

  • Absorption Rate – The speed your body absorbs alcohol and intoxicates you. This number always varies from person to person and even changes within one individual based on sleep deprivation, weight, food consumption and age.
  • Administrative License Revocation – The automatic suspension of your driving privileges after you receive a DUI. You only have 10 days to file for a hearing to protest this suspension, so be sure to contact a skilled Seattle DUI attorney as soon as possible.
  • BAC – Blood Alcohol Content, a way to measure the intoxication of someone who has been drinking.
  • Blood Test – A chemical test that uses a sample of blood to accurately measure someone’s BAC.
  • Breath Test – A chemical test that estimates the alcohol level in someone’s blood stream by using a breath sample. This testing method is not as accurate as a blood test and can often be fought in court using a Seattle DUI lawyer.
  • Burnoff – The speed someone’s body metabolizes alcohol and becomes sober again. Eating, regurgitating and sleeping can often accelerate this process.
  • DUI – Driving Under the Influence
  • DUID – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Open Container Laws – Laws that ban driving with alcoholic beverages in the vehicle.
  • Reckless Driving – Intentionally dangerous driving.
  • Regurgitation – Vomiting, gurgling or belching. Essentially any act that rejects some of the contents of the stomach (including air) into the mouth. If you regurgitate within twenty minutes of providing a breath sample, your test will be artificially high and your Seattle DUI attorney many be able to have your test results thrown out as evidence.
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test – A roadside test used to estimate a person’s sobriety. This method is so inexact that it cannot be used as the sole evidence in a DUI trial and is not mandatory. If you failed a sobriety test, your Seattle DUI lawyer will likely have this evidence rendered useless in the court.
  • Urine Test – A DUI test that estimates a person’s BAC using a sample of urine. This is the least accurate of the chemical tests.

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