Brooklyn Criminal Defense Attorney: Chemical, Breath and Blood Tests
Chemical, Breath and Blood Tests for DUI
If a police officer pulls you over, he needs to have probable cause. Therefore, if he observes certain indications such as swerving and erratic speed changes, he may feel he has probable cause to believe you are driving under the influence and ask you to submit to a breath or blood test. If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) as the result of a breath or blood test, contact a Brooklyn criminal lawyer because there are many possible defenses to these tests and he may be able to help you avoid a
conviction. If you refuse to submit to a chemical/blood test at the police precinct you will be required to appear at DMV for a refusal hearing. If you are found to have refused to submit to a chemical test your driving privileges will be revoked for one year based on such refusal.
A False Positive Breath or Blood Test Result
Usually, an officer will pull you over and then ask you for a test after he has established more probable cause such as smelling alcohol on your breath or finding an open container. You may be under the legal limit but still have the odor of alcohol on your breath and the officer will still ask you for a test. Because of the weaknesses in the devices used for testing there may be what is called a false positive in the test result. A false positive means that some other factor besides being over the legal limit has caused the machine to give a positive test result. These other factors are often attributable to other things that you have consumed that trigger the machine in the way alcohol would. If you have been charged as a result of one of these tests, call Attorney Redenburg today. With his knowledge and experience in criminal defense, he will be able to find any place that the testing procedure or arrest was not within legal bounds and he will fight aggressively to vindicate you of all charges.
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