DUI Lawyer Honolulu explains DUI
In Hawaii the term DUI means Driving While Intoxicated. A Hawaii DUI is also called or Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant.
Intoxication is defined by not having the normal use of your mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a combination of these or any other substances into your body. A person can also be considered intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of their blood alcohol content (BAC).
Hawaii has a DUI “per se” law that states any driver with a blood alcohol concentration(BAC) at or above .08 percent is deemed intoxicated in the eyes of the law, and no additional proof of driving impairment is necessary.
Hawaii also has a Zero Tolerance blood alcohol concentration level for drivers under the legal drinking age. This law penalizes people under the age of 21 for driving a vehicle with any trace of alcohol in their system (a BAC above 0.00) or or with negligible BAC levels. The Hawaii Zero Tolerance BAC level is .02 percent.
For more information on DUI and how you could be affected, please call our expert DUI Lawyer Honolulu at (808) 377-4103 for a free consultation.