State by State Legal Blood Alcohol Limit (BAC)

While 0.08 is the BAC level that will result in a charge of DUI, DUII or DWI there are zero tolerance and enhanced penalty BAC levels that differ from state to state. Also note that the fines, fees and laws are different in each state. If you have had a DUI in California do not think that you will go through the same process and costs when being tried for a DUI in Oregon. There are also different levels of conviction that are often determined by the extent of the accident or drunk driving scenario.

If you have been issued a DUII citation in the state of Oregon contact Andy Green today as he can offer a free consultation telephone call. During this call he will be honest with you and help you come up with the proper strategy to get the DUII reduced or dismissed. You can contact him at 503-477-5040.

Below is a chart of the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit By State:

State Per-se BAC Level Zero Tolerance
BAC Level
Enhanced
Penalty
BAC Level*
Alabama DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Alaska DUI 0.08 0.00 0.15
Arizona DUI 0.08 0.00 0.15
Arkansas DWI 0.08 0.02 0.15
California DUI 0.08 0.01 0.15
Colorado DUI 0.08 0.02 0.17
Connecticut OWI 0.08 0.02 0.16
Delaware DUI 0.08 0.02 0.16
DC DUI 0.08 0.00 0.20
Florida DUI 0.08 0.02 0.20
Georgia DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Hawaii DUI 0.08 0.02 N/A
Idaho DUI 0.08 0.02 0.20
Illinois DUI 0.08 0.00 0.16
Indiana DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Iowa OWI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Kansas DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Kentucky DUI 0.08 0.02 0.18
Louisiana DWI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Maine OUI 0.08 0.00 0.15
Maryland DUI 0.08 0.00 0.15
Massachusetts OUI 0.08 0.02 0.20
Michigan DWI 0.08 0.00 0.17
Minnesota DWI 0.08 0.00 0.20
Mississippi DUI 0.08 0.02 N/A
Missouri DWI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Montana DUI 0.08 0.02 0.16
Nebraska DUI 0.08 0.02 0.18
Nevada DUI 0.08 0.02 0.18
New Hampshire DUI 0.08 0.02 0.16
New Jersey DWI 0.08 0.01 0.15
New Mexico DUI 0.08 0.02 0.16
New York DWI 0.08 0.02 0.18
North Carolina DWI 0.08 0.00 0.16
North Dakota DUI 0.08 0.02 0.18
Ohio DUI 0.08 0.02 0.17
Oklahoma DUI 0.08 0.00 0.15
Oregon DUI 0.08 0.00 0.15
Pennsylvania DUI 0.08 0.00 0.16
Rhode Island DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
South Carolina DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
South Dakota DUI 0.08 0.02 0.17
Tennessee DUI 0.08 0.02 0.20
Texas DWI 0.08 0.00 0.15
Utah DUI 0.08 0.00 0.16
Vermont OWI 0.08 0.02 0.16
Virginia DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Washington DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
West Virginia DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15
Wisconsin DUI 0.08 0.00 0.17
Wyoming DUI 0.08 0.02 0.15