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Have you ever wondered what factors could affect your blood alcohol content (BAC) levels? There are many things that can interfere with the percentage concentration of alcohol in your bloodstream after you've drunk an alcoholic beverage. In some cases, such factors could cause two people who drank the same amount of alcohol to render different BAC levels when taking a Breathalyzer test.

Here are a few things that could be contributing factors to varying Breathalyzer test results between two individuals who drank the same amount of alcohol during the same period of time.

  • Your age: The older you are, the more you'll be affected by the intoxicating effects of alcoholic beverages. In this respect, you might have the same amount of alcohol in your blood as your younger counterpart, but you exhibit more signs of inebriation.
  • Your sex: Men tend to show fewer signs of inebriation and will have a lower BAC than women after consuming the same amount of alcohol. This is because men tend to have more water in their blood than women.
  • The strength of the drinks: Maybe you both had three gin and tonics, but your friend drank two made by a different bartender who mixed the drink with more alcohol.
  • Fat and muscle content: Overweight people may have higher BACs based on the amount of alcohol they consume compared to their muscle-bound counterparts. This is because fat doesn't absorb alcohol very well but muscle does. When it comes to drinking, size doesn't matter as much as how much muscle you happen to have on your bones.

These are just a few factors that can affect your BAC after drinking alcoholic beverages. There are many more. At the end of the day, it's important to remember that you should never drive after consuming any amount of alcohol. Otherwise, you run a higher risk needing to defend yourself against drunk driving allegations in court.

Two black men were at a Philadelphia Starbucks waiting to have a business meeting when police entered the premises and demanded that the men leave. A Starbucks employee had called the authorities, asking police to remove the men, who the Starbucks employee claimed had not purchased any coffee and refused to exit the premises when asked.

Police arrived and an ugly, racially-motivated arrest ensued, all while others in the cafe watched and videotaped the incident. Police questioned the men, asking them why they were there, and they answered that they were waiting for someone to arrive for a business meeting.

The incident, which went viral on the internet, has sparked nationwide protests against Starbucks. Even the CEO of Starbucks has issued a formal apology to the men and closed down Starbucks stores for training intended to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.

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When it comes to the various ways you can get from A to B, human beings have a lot of options. You could hop on a bicycle, a skateboard, a jet ski, a unicycle, a golf cart – and even a riding lawn mower – if you wanted to. The thing is, even though these vehicles are not automobiles, when you operate them, you must follow the rules of the road. As such, you can get arrested for drunk driving a lawn mower in Wisconsin. In fact, this is exactly what happened to a man in Pennsylvania.

According to police, a 55-year-old man was driving his lawn mower with an open beer can during the early morning hours. Police further alleged that the man smelled of alcohol and when they searched the storage compartment of his lawn mower, they found an empty beer can. The man claimed he was riding the lawn mower to his home, which was six miles away.

It's important to note that Wisconsin residents could also find themselves in trouble with the law for operating a riding mower while intoxicated. For that matter, operating any kind of vehicle while drunk on the open road, motorized or not, would represent a legal violation.

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Defendants in Wisconsin who have been accused of drunk driving will have various criminal defense strategies available to them. However, only certain methodologies will apply to any given case depending on the facts and evidence being presented by the prosecution, and depending on the potential punishments involved.

That said, here are three common defense strategies used by lawyers in Wisconsin:

Improper stop

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Nunchucks, a.k.a "nunchaku" are usually two wooden sticks or two metal pieces of pipes connected by a rope or chain on one end. They are used by martial artists and other weapons enthusiasts as protection in many cases. They are also classified under Wisconsin law as "dangerous weapons." Therefore, much as someone tries to tell an officer that they're just two pieces of wood connected by a rope, nunchucks will definitely be viewed as dangerous weapons by the police and, therefore, they will be subject to specific rules and regulations.

Here are a few things to keep in mind about dangerous weapons and nunchaku in Wisconsin:

  • In terms of carrying and possessing nunchucks, the law reads as follows: "No person may carry, possess or use any dangerous weapon, except with the written approval of the chief of police or his or her designee or for law enforcement purposes. Dangerous weapons not approved by the chief of police may be confiscated by a police officer."
  • Furthermore, may not conceal your nunchaku. They must be visible unless you are a police officer. Nunchaku may only be displayed or sold if the chief of police has approved the seller to vend such items.

If you own nunchaku and you want to prevent getting in trouble with the authorities you may want to study up on what Wisconsin law says about this dangerous weapon. Knowing the law as it applies to carrying and possessing weapons in the state will help ensure that you follow the rules and avoid getting in trouble with the police.

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