Helping Clients With Any Concerns Related To Breath And Blood Tests
Were you arrested for DUI because of a failed BAC test? When someone fails a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test, they may automatically assume that they cannot fight their DUI conviction. Fortunately for many, this is not true.
Breath and blood tests can render invalid results for a number of different reasons. At Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, we understand how these tests work and how they can go wrong. Our Miami DUI lawyers can provide skilled defense to prove that your BAC test results were not valid evidence for your DUI arrest.
Defense Against BAC Evidence In Your DUI Case
A driver can be arrested for DUI if their blood alcohol content (BAC) registers at or above the legal limit of .08%. DUI penalties in the state are extremely heavy, ranging from extensive jail or prison time to expensive fines, depending upon the level of the offense.
The BAC of a driver is measured by breath and blood tests, and most involve the administration of field sobriety tests prior to the arrest. Though some drivers may refuse these tests, the state has implied consent laws that heavily punish a refusal, and will lead to license suspension.
Law enforcement may administer tests for impaired driving after stopping a vehicle on reasonable suspicion of DUI. At our firm, we can build a powerful defense against most DUI charges, based upon poorly conducted tests or police errors in administering tests, faulty or poorly maintained testing units, or physical conditions that could affect BAC results.
What You Need To Know About Field Sobriety Tests
Before a law enforcement officer can arrest someone for driving under the influence (DUI), they must have solid evidence to prove that the driver was intoxicated. This is often accomplished by asking the driver to submit to a breath or blood test, but police officers also use field sobriety tests to gauge a driver’s level of intoxication.
Field sobriety tests include:
- The finger-to-nose test
- The walk-the-line test/walk-and-turn test
- The one-leg stand test
- The horizontal gaze nystagmus test
Failure of any such test could result in a DUI arrest. Police officers can only make a DUI arrest if adequate evidence is gathered, so speak with a DUI lawyer if you’ve been arrested based on field sobriety tests. You may have grounds for a solid defense.
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Being arrested for DUI is a terrifying experience. Make sure that you have the security and defense of an excellent legal counsel as soon as possible after your arrest. Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, can skillfully fight your charges and obtain the best possible results for your case. Our lawyers share more than 35-plus years of combined experience and will stop at nothing to defend you.