Oxnard Blood Test Evidence
DUI Defense Lawyer serving Camarillo and Oxnard
When a law enforcement officer suspects an individual of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, he or she usually employs any number of tests to ascertain your level of impairment. These tests range from a simple test of your coordination, such as trying to place a finger on the tip of your nose, to more scientific and exact methods. In the past, police officers in most cases would resort to the use of a breathalyzer to measure the amount of alcohol in your system. While breathalyzer tests usually provide a fairly accurate reading of an individual's blood alcohol content (B.A.C.), the breathalyzer device itself has been shown to be unreliable in some instances.
To account for this potential unreliability and for the fact that an individual may be operating their vehicle under the influence of drugs as opposed to alcohol, law enforcement officers started taking blood tests. Blood tests are not only more accurate than breathalyzer tests; they also measure the levels of other substances such as marijuana and other drugs as well. If you have given consent to participate in a blood test under suspicion of operating your vehicle while intoxicated, or if you refused to take a blood test, seek the advice of a Camarillo DUI attorney immediately to avoid further repercussions.
Blood Tests Lawyer in Oxnard
At Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, we know the laws and circumstances surrounding the legal administration of blood tests. The arresting officer must follow strict guidelines to both gain your consent to participate in the test and also in having the test administered. If these guidelines are not followed correctly, the resulting evidence will not hold up in court. Whether you are anticipating a blood test, participated in one, or refused to take one, you should take no further action until you consult a qualified attorney. Our attorney will protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly and lawfully.
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