When it comes to blood and breath tests following a drunk driving arrest, many people assume that if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is measured at .08 or above, then they will automatically be found guilty of DUI. The fact is, these tests are not foolproof. Certain procedures must be followed and equipment must be properly calibrated to ensure an accurate reading. If you were arrested on suspicion of DUI and your BAC was measured above the legal limit, it is important to protect your rights with the help of experienced legal counsel.I am criminal defense attorney Chris Yturralde, and I have been serving the legal needs of people throughout the San Diego area for more than 20 years. Call me at 760-235-4480 to protect your rights and defend yourself against drunk driving charges.
Building A Strong Defense
Blood and breath tests that are used to help measure a person’s BAC are taken after an individual has been placed under arrest and brought to the police station. Breath tests must be administered by a qualified individual and the machine used in these tests must be properly calibrated. If this is not the case, it may be possible to have the breath test results removed from evidence.
Blood tests, unlike breath tests, require a warrant. If a warrant is not issued, then the results of a blood test may not be used against you. Even if a warrant is properly issued, problems can still taint the results of a blood test.
Even if all tests are properly carried out, it is still possible to challenge your arrest on other grounds, such as whether the police had probable cause to stop you in the first place. I will thoroughly review the circumstances surrounding your test in an effort to build a strong defense against these charges.
Contact A Defense Lawyer If You Have Been Charged With Drunk Driving
Drunk driving charges need to be taken seriously. The consequences of a conviction will result in the loss of your driver’s license, heavy fines and possible jail time. With offices in La Mesa and El Centro, I help protect the rights of individuals throughout Imperial and San Diego counties. Call 760-235-4480 or toll-free at 888-351-8297 or send me an email to schedule your free initial consultation.
If you are a resident of Mexico or Arizona and are arrested on suspicion of DUI in California, I can help. I handle California cases for out-of-state residents.