Why “One Drink” Can Turn into a Tempe DUI

You’ve probably heard someone say it before: “I was arrested for a DUI after only one drink!” You may be saying to yourself “yeah, right…only one drink.” However, as Tempe DUI lawyers, we know that this is more than just an excuse – alcohol can and does affect different people very differently. In fact, alcohol can even affect you differently depending on many factors, such as:

  • How much you weigh
  • How often you drink
  • How long it’s been since your last drink
  • How fast you were drinking
  • If you’ve eaten
  • Drug interactions or medications
  • How strong the drink was

As you can see, it can be very difficult to predict how impaired you will be after a certain number of drinks, and the effects of alcohol mean that even your ability to determine your impairment is impaired. Even if you don’t necessarily “feel” drunk, alcohol can still impair your:

  • Judgment
  • Reaction time
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Coordination

So, even if you’ve only had a drink or two, it is still possible to be impaired enough to be arrested for a DUI in Tempe. If you need help after a drunk driving arrest in Arizona, speak with the Tempe DUI lawyers with Curry, Pearson & Wooten today at 1-888-929-5292 in a completely free, no-pressure legal consultation. Hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney in Tempe means you will benefit from the advice and direction of an expert who knows the laws and the court system, and you have the best chance at avoiding conviction entirely or seeing a reduction in the penalties you suffer.

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