The prosecution relies on blood and breath tests in order to build their case, but testing can be flawed in many ways, making the evidence against you inadmissible. If defects in the testing process are found, DUI charges can be reduced or dismissed.
We have years of experience challenging this type of evidence and protecting the rights of individuals charged with drunk driving for nearly three decades. Our team recognizes the importance of leaving no stone unturned in defending someone accused of such a serious offense. We will work to ensure that faulty or inaccurate evidence is never used to get a conviction.
In California, you are legally obligated to take either a blood test or a breath test if a police officer suspects you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Failure to submit to one of these tests can result in any or all of the following consequences:
There are, however, defense options for chemical test refusals. An experienced defense attorney can take advantage of these options in saving you from additional punishment, use of the evidence to establish guilt in court and from the licensing consequences imposed by the DMV.
In every case, the police will draw two samples: One is for the prosecution and another one is for testing for the defense. It is important that police follow proper rules while administering tests, because one small mistake could have a major impact:
Your call will not be fielded by an answering machine or voicemail. A live operator is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A lawyer is standing by, ready to protect your rights and minimize the impact of a breath or blood test. There will always be someone to take your call and answer your questions.
Contact the firm today for a free initial consultation. Serving clients in Livermore, Pleasanton, the Bay Area, the Central Valley and throughout Northern California.