Gainesville DUI BAC Test Defenses Attorney
If you are stopped because a police officer suspects you of drunk driving, they will ask you to submit to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. These tests are used to determine whether you have a BAC over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. A BAC test can come in the form of a breathalyzer test, a urine test, or a blood test. Of these, the breathalyzer is by far the most common. Still, the results of any BAC test can be challenged, and a Gainesville DUI BAC test defense attorney will know how to do it.
Our Attorney Knows the Breath Test Defenses Available
After you are stopped for suspected drunk driving, an officer may ask you to submit to a breath test. These can be administered roadside, or you may be taken to a police station or sheriff’s office to submit to one. If necessary, our attorney will conduct a full audit on the machine used, examine the results, and determine if the device was given regular inspections to ensure it was in compliance with all administrative rules. The information gained from this investigation can provide the solid defense you need.
Our Attorneys Knows the Urine Test Defenses Available
Under Florida law, police officers used to be able to ask drivers to submit to a urine test if they suspected that they were driving drunk. Today though, officers must obtain a warrant before they can demand a urine test, so they are administered much less often. Urine tests are extremely unreliable. It is not always possible to determine the amount of a substance in your system, or its metabolite in the urine. Even when a warrant was properly obtained, it is still possible to challenge the result of a urine test.
Our Attorney Knows the Blood Test Defenses Available
In some instances, the arresting officer may ask for a blood test, which is the most invasive form of chemical test. The blood test is thought to be the most accurate of all BAC tests, but police officers typically have to obtain a warrant to draw blood, as well. However, if you consent to the test voluntarily, such a requirement is not necessary. Drivers also have the right to ask for a blood test after a breath test is given. If the arresting officer does not take the reasonable steps to accommodate the request, the results of the breath test can be thrown out.
Call Our DUI BAC Test Defenses Attorney in Gainesville Today
Many DUI cases rest on test results administered at the scene, or shortly afterwards, but those test results are not always correct. At Meldon Law, our Gainesville DUI BAC test defenses attorney knows how to challenge these test results to give you the best chance of beating your charges. Contact us today by calling 800-373-8000 or by filling out our online form to schedule a free case review with our skilled attorney and to learn more about how we can help.