What Is Meant by Mouth Alcohol?

As you likely already know, a conviction for driving under the influence, or DUI, can have far-reaching negative consequences. Aside from the actual sentence handed down by the court, a DUI conviction can also have a negative impact on present and future employment opportunities among other non-judicial ramifications. While the State of Tennessee would like all defendants to believe that a conviction is inevitable, the reality is that there are often a number of potential defenses available to a defendant charged with DUI. One defense that may be available to you involves the presence of “mouth alcohol” at the time your chemical test was administered. To understand how this defense could work for you it is first necessary to know what is meant by mouth alcohol. When a motorist is arrested for DUI the suspect is usually asked to submit to a chemical test. Typically, this means a breath test, the results of which indicate the level of breath alcohol concentration, or “BAC” the s


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