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If a police officer notices your car is swerving, smells like alcohol, or contains open alcohol bottles, he or she may suspect that you are driving under the influence (DUI). To determine this, an officer may ask you to take a breathalyzer or a blood test. A breathalyzer is a device that measures the amount of alcohol in your system based on a breath sample, while a blood test samples your blood to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). Though breathalyzers are far more common, on-the-spot blood tests are performed as well.
In every state, a .08% or above BAC level is grounds for a DUI and you will be arrested. Driving under the influence of alcohol has severe consequences in California. A first-time offense is punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine, points on your license, attendance at an alcohol treatment class, and/or a restricted license. Even if you failed your breathalyzer test, you can still challenge the results. Contact our knowledgeable Long Beach DUI defense lawyers today.
For a free consultation on how to challenge DUI test results, call (800) 922-6989.
The Fault in Breathalyzers and Blood Tests
In most drunk driving cases, breathalyzers and blood tests are they key piece of evidence that will be used against you. But, despite what many people think, breathalyzers and blood tests are not foolproof.
A breathalyzer can be broken, old, or calibrated incorrectly. It can also read a person’s psychological condition as a false positive for alcohol. Blood tests can be contaminated, preserved incorrectly, or mishandled. If any of these happen, you could be going to jail for a crime that you did not commit.
Know and Protect Your Rights as a Driver
With law enforcement cracking down on drunk and ‘buzzed’ driving, it’s more important than ever that you have the right legal representation at your side when facing a DUI charge. With many successful cases under their belt, our Long Beach DUI defense attorneys can provide you with the trustworthy counsel and fight tirelessly to protect your rights. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (800) 922-6989.
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