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3. What if I was below .08% alcohol level?

Understand that zero-tolerance cases mean that minors can be significantly below .08 and still be found guilty of violating the zero-tolerance law which prohibits any alcohol at all when driving, even below the adult .08% legal limit.

However, good Solano DUI lawyers will explain to you that, depending on the facts of a particular case, the lower the breath or blood alcohol levels, the better the DUI case, and if the alcohol levels are below .08%, then it is less likely that the Solano County District Attorney will seek a full DUI conviction as compared to a wet reckless, or, even better, an infraction that may be dismissed upon successful completion of some sort of educational remediation.

If blood alcohol levels are as low as .01 or .02, additional defenses may be mounted by your Fairfield, Vallejo, or Vacaville DUI lawyer in court (and at DMV if necessary) to attempt to avoid a DMV suspension as well. Consult with a Solano County DUI lawyer about your specific case.


Any result portrayed was dependent on the facts of that case, and the results will differ if based on different facts.

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