At sobriety checkpoints, or when you have been pulled over under the suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), law enforcement officials may ask you to consent to a breathalyzer or blood test to determine your blood alcohol content or concentration, termed “BAC”. While this is a common way to try and convict someone of drunk driving, the results are not always correct.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested for DUI based on the results of breath and blood tests, it is imperative that you obtain the services of a competent Pasadena DUI defense lawyer to protect your legal rights and interests. There are a number of ways the results could be flawed and you will need a legal representative to help make that determination and prove it in court.
Test Results Can Be Flawed
The legal BAC limit in California, and every other state in the US, is .08 percent. If you blew into a breathalyzer or had a blood test that determined your BAC was above that level, you will most likely face charges. As previously mentioned though, there can be flaws such as:
- Surrounding temperature – if it is cool out, air tends to concentrate breath, which can make the reading inaccurate.
- Faulty equipment – the machine used to test your breath or blood may not be calibrated correctly, resulting in an altered reading
- Inexperienced, improperly trained officer
- Improper breath blown into breathalyzer – not taking deep enough breath or burping can alter the results.
At The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller, our seasoned attorneys are intimately familiar with these issues and many other problems that can cause incorrect results and we are prepared to aggressively employ the use of them. We know how to effectively defend you as we have successfully defended countless Californians in their DUI cases. Whatever the circumstances of your arrest were, we are prepared to fight for your future freedom.