Colorado Springs Breath & Blood Test Attorney
Have you been given a breath or blood test?
It is standard procedure to administer breath or blood tests to anyone charged with DUI. When you were first pulled over, you may have been asked to provide a preliminary breath test (PBT) by law enforcement. This type of testing is conducted with a handheld device. The results of a PBT are no longer admissible in court as evidence due to problems with accuracy. A PBT is primarily used to establish a greater probability that you are intoxicated.
If you "blow" above the legal limit, you will almost always be asked to take additional breath and/or blood tests to get more reliable confirmation of your blood alcohol content (BAC). These test results can be used in your DMV Hearing and court case as evidence that you were intoxicated while driving.
Breath and blood tests can be challenged in many ways to invalidate the results. A qualified Colorado Springs DUI lawyer can review the testing procedures, type of equipment used and other factors to find ways to suppress any testing evidence.
Breath & Blood Test Lawyer in Colorado Springs
Breath and blood testing that show BAC levels above the legal limit does not automatically mean you will be convicted for DUI. The Law Office of Michael Moran is skilled in finding testing weaknesses that can result in this evidence being discounted. This includes:
- When the test was taken
- The qualifications of the person taking the test
- Improper testing procedures
- The use of faulty equipment
- Incorrect preparation of the skin
- Incorrectly mixed testing chemicals
- Possible or proven contamination
- Storage issues
Refusing to take a test can result in the revocation of your license for up to a year. It can also give the impression that you knew you were intoxicated at the time. It is usually advisable to take these tests to prevent problems later on. Let our firm help you fight your DUI charges with our dedicated legal representation.
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