Believe it or not, your body weight can have an affect on a Virginia DUI charge. This is because when a police officer takes a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading, the results will reflect the amount of alcohol within your body's bloodstream, and the alcohol in your blood will be diluted by the water in your body.

Therefore, a person with a higher body mass (weight) may have more water in their body, which may dilute the alcohol in their blood. A person with a lower body mass will generally have less water in their body, and hence more alcohol in their blood. This means the BAC reading that led to your Virginia DUI should be questioned by a professional Virginia DUI attorney who can determine if your BAC test was correctly calculated for your body type.

A BAC reading can also be affected by a person's body fat percentage. This is because fat holds much less water than muscle, and so it will absorb less alcohol from the blood. So if two people weigh the same, but one has more body fat, then after the same number of drinks the person with more body fat will have a higher BAC reading. With the expert help of a Virginia DUI defense attorney, you may be able use this information to fight your DUI charge.

If you have been arrested and charged with a Virginia DUI, then you may want to know how your body weight may have affected your BAC reading. To learn more, read our article: Your Body Weight and Your BAC 

Virginia DUI defense attorney Bob Battle has the experience and ability to help his clients use these errors to mount a successful DUI defense. To learn more about Virginia DUI, get a free copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Virginia. Or, contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

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