DUI and Women

Recent studies have shown that more and more women are being arrested for DUI than ever before. A woman’s unique physiology deals with alcohol differently than a man’s, and so presents defenses that aren’t available to men in their DUI cases. Some studies show that a woman’s alcohol metabolism is affected by the phase of the menstrual cycle and can also be affected by oral contraceptives. Other studies indicate that women have less alcohol metabolizing enzyme in their stomachs, as well as having smaller volumes of distribution. If you are a woman charged with DUI, you need to find an attorney that understands your unique issues and can present them to your best advantage. Attorneys affiliated with the National College for DUI Defense attend seminars where they are taught how to use these defenses. To find such a qualified attorney in your area, Click here.