Omaha Breath Test Lawyer
Blood Alcohol Tests
Driving under the influence (DUI) in Nebraska is most often determined by the level of alcohol in the driver’s blood — the blood alcohol content (BAC). The most common ways to determine a driver’s BAC is through a Breathalyzer or blood test. The blood test is more commonly used when drugs other than alcohol are suspected. Most people found to be over the legal limit feel like there is nothing they can do — it seems like the case is over with that kind of physical evidence of intoxication.
However, there are many things an experienced Omaha breath test attorney can do to minimize the negative effects that a DUI conviction could have on your life. At the law office of John K. Green, Attorney at Law, we have more than 30 years of experience defending Nebraska clients against DUI charges. Contact us for a free consultation.
Defeating Breath And Blood Tests
Although breath and blood tests can be powerful evidence against someone charged with DUI, the fact is there are ways to beat this type of evidence at trial. Factors that weaken the strength of breath and blood test evidence include:
- Mechanical factors: Sometimes, breath and blood testing devices simply don’t work right, and we can find out whether Breathalyzer or blood test equipment was faulty.
- Physical factors: Something as simple as chewing gum or belching before taking a breath test can affect the results unfavorably.
- Legal factors: If the police committed a violation of your rights regarding the DUI stop or search and seizure, it can invalidate the breath or blood test evidence acquired as a result.
In almost every instance, refusing the breath or blood test without serious reason is probably a mistake. You could face the same penalties by refusing the tests that you would if you were positively found to be driving drunk. Work with an experienced attorney to defend your rights.
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