When a police officer stops a driver on the road and is suspicious that the driver may be intoxicated behind the wheel, he or she will test the BAC or blood alcohol concentration, in order to determine how intoxicated the driver may be at that time. This is most commonly done with a breathalyzer test, or a test that measures the alcohol in the moisture of your breath when you breathe into it.
Breathalyzer tests are convenient, but they have a greater chance of inaccuracy than a blood test. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the stop, the officer may escort the driver of the car to a hospital, where a blood sample will be drawn and tested for alcohol. While this is typically more accurate than breathalyzer results, it is not a foolproof test. The chain of evidence or the integrity of the sample can be compromised if testing protocol is not followed precisely.
As former prosecutors, we know that breath and blood tests are the cornerstone of any prosecutor’s DUI case. If you can prove that the breath and/or blood tests could potentially be inaccurate, either due to equipment malfunction, contamination of evidence or any other reason, you stand an excellent chance at having the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
At Galumbeck Kegley , we use the skills and expertise we gained as former prosecutors to give your case a razor sharp legal edge. We will challenge the breath and blood test results in court and aggressively fight for your freedom and rights. When you need an attorney with inside knowledge, call us for a consultation.