What is the legal BAC limit?

Your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is evidence of how impaired you were at the time you were driving, or in “actual physical control” of the vehicle.

The legal limit to drive in Arizona is below a .08 blood alcohol contact (BAC). At .08 or above you will be considered driving under the influence (DUI). But even if you are under a .08 and within that “safe” range for BAC, you can still face a DUI charge if somehow alcohol or other drugs impaired your abilities to drive in the slightest degree, i.e., you had been drinking and got into an accident.

If your BAC is greater than 0.15, you’ll probably be charged with an extreme DUI in Arizona. If you are convicted, it will result in more jail time, increased and higher fines and other more severe penalties. If your BAC is 0.20 or higher, you’ll almost certainly be charged with a super-extreme DUI and face even harsher penalties.

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