Beverly Hills DUI Attorney
How Blood & Breath Tests Are Used in DUI Cases
Blood and breath tests are the most critical pieces of evidence in a
DUI examination. Either of these tests is used to measure one’s blood-alcohol
concentration (BAC), the determining factor in measuring how much alcohol
is in one’s blood system. All drivers over the age of 21 are considered
over the legal limit if their BAC is equal to 0.08% or higher.
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence? Get in touch with
me, Attorney Jay Jaffe, as soon as possible. I have handled countless
numbers of DUI cases in my over 40 years of experience, and I am dedicated
to seeing your case through and keep you from facing the penalties.
What Happens if I Am Over the Limit?
Commercial drivers are considered over the limit if they test at 0.04%
BAC and drivers under the age of 21 can be arrested for merely having
a BAC of 0.01%. As your lawyer, my job is to build a defense in your favor.
The testing tools used to measure BAC, such as breathalyzer machines,
are often prone to major errors. Many factors can also lead to inaccurate results.
These factors might include:
- Defective units
- Devices that have not been calibrated properly
- Mishandling by law enforcement or the test administrator
- Officer fails to observe the driver’s behavior for signs of drunkenness
- Poor record keeping of maintenance on the unit
- Evidence becomes corrupted in the laboratory
Considering all of the possible variables involved is important. Many factors
can also contribute to false readings, especially when using breathalyzer
machines. At the same time, there is a possibility that the blood test
results can be tampered with or become inadmissible because of mishandling
in the laboratory. So many factors can make it difficult for prosecutors
to convict someone—and this is why it is so critical to have an
experienced Beverly Hills DUI lawyer working on your case for you.
Call Us Today!
When you have an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the law, you not
only have solid legal support, you have an ally behind you. Because I
understand how the courts operate, I can use that insight to make sure
that we are one step ahead. I know that being charged with a DUI is stressful
and can be terrifying when you are unsure of what you are facing. I can
help you overcome the challenge, one step at a time.
Contact my firm today by calling (310) 275-2333 to schedule a
free case consultation.