Breath & Blood Tests
Tampa DUI Lawyer
Blood alcohol tests and breath tests are two of the primary methods used to determine the intoxication level of someone who has been stopped for DUI. A breath test, or breathalyzer test, as it is commonly called, involves having an individual breathe into a device that indirectly measures their blood alcohol content (BAC) by measuring the amount of alcohol in their breath. A blood test involves directly measuring the individual's BAC by drawing two separate blood samples, mixing those samples with a preservative, and then sending them to a crime lab for analysis.
Fight Breath & Blood Test Evidence
As with any test, the results of these tests can be perverted by errors or inaccuracies. A breathalyzer is an electronic device, and can be susceptible to incorrect readings or malfunctions. Blood tests can be administered incorrectly, administered in a manner that is against protocol, or marked or stored incorrectly. In addition, there is always the possibility that the results found by the two labs will differ.
Inconsistencies or errors like these can automatically render the test results inadmissible as evidence in court. If you have been charged with DUI based on a breath or blood test, it is highly advised that you contact a Tampa DUI lawyer, as they will be able to review your test results and possibly expose any errors or mistakes that are present.
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The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger provides legal service to individuals throughout Tampa who are facing DUI charges. We utilize our considerable experience, gained from years of practicing law, to improve our clients' chances of reach successful outcomes in their cases. If you have been arrested for DUI based on a breath or blood test, and we can thoroughly investigate your test results to aid in a possible resolution that sees the charges against you reduced or dropped entirely. Have you been arrested for DUI based on the results of a breath or blood test? If so, contact a Tampa DUI attorney who can provide you with legal assistance by challenging the validity of those tests in court.