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under the influence

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A quick definition of under the influence:

The phrase "under the influence" means that someone has consumed alcohol or drugs, or both, and it has affected their ability to do things safely. For example, if someone drinks too much alcohol, they might not be able to drive a car safely. This is called driving under the influence, or DUI. The amount of alcohol in someone's blood can be measured to see if they are under the influence. The legal limit for alcohol in the blood is 0.08%, but some states have lower limits.

A more thorough explanation:

The phrase “under the influence” means that a person's ability to safely perform an activity is impaired due to the use of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. For example, if someone has had too much to drink, they may not be able to drive a car safely.

When a person is under the influence of alcohol, it means they have consumed enough alcohol to affect their actions, reactions, conduct, movement, or mental processes. This impairment can lessen their ability to operate a motor vehicle, which is why being under the influence of alcohol is an element of driving under the influence (DUI).

For instance, if a person's blood-alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit, it can support the inference that they were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the field sobriety test or blood test. The federal BAC limit is 0.08%, but state law may enforce a lower legal BAC limit.

Another example of being under the influence is when someone takes drugs that impair their ability to perform an activity safely. For instance, if someone takes prescription medication that causes drowsiness, they should not operate heavy machinery or drive a car.

Overall, being under the influence means that a person's ability to perform an activity safely is impaired due to the use of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. It is important to avoid such situations to prevent accidents and injuries.

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can you put a good word in for me with adcommns?
@georgiapeach88: Where did you transfer from? And why did you transfer?
Oh, I see from your profile: Maryland. Still, why did you transfer?
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@georgiapeach88: not sure if you're still there but im also curious bout why you transferred, especially since your application says you were eventually admitted to GULC off the waitlist?
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do we think GULC is done
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
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@BelligerentMagicalWarthog: last year they were accepting people off the waitlist from mid june up to a few days before classes start. so just off that and vibes I don't think they're done
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@menherachan: i hope they give u that A as well
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Hello everyone. Is it easy to miss important information about your admissions results if you don’t add your law school admission office to your Gmail contact? Did you find any important email from law school in your junk mail?
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