Breath & Blood Tests in San Diego
Information from San Diego DUI Defense Attorneys
When San Diego police pull over a possible suspect driving under the influence,
there must be reasonable cause to do so. The officer will likely seek
to measure the driver's level of intoxication through the use of a
breath or blood test. If a driver is under 21 years of age, their blood
alcohol content (BAC) cannot exceed .01%. If the driver is over 21 years
of age, their BAC cannot exceed .08%. Those who hold commercial licenses
are restricted to a BAC level of .04%.
San Diego criminal lawyers at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC have experience in aggressively
defending all types of
DUI cases, and challenging breath or blood test evidence can be fruitful when
defending our clients in court. How the blood sample was handled by the
lab could be questioned, or whether the breath test was administered correctly.
There is much scientific evidence that could be presented to increase
the reasonable doubt that the results of the test were accurate.
Evidence from Breath Tests
To measure the driver's BAC on the scene, the officer may administer
a breath test with a breathalyzer. There have been countless cases in
which the breath test has faulty results. There could be an inaccurate
reading due to faulty or improperly calibrated equipment, a test incorrectly
administered, or a medical condition which alters test results. Our legal
team has a full understanding of the science behind the tests, and will
review all aspects of your breath or blood test evidence to determine
if errors have been made.
Evidence from Blood Tests
A blood test can be taken at the police station or hospital. If you are
certain your blood alcohol content is below .08%, the blood test can be
more accurate at a hospital, and you also have the option of having a
blood sample sent to an independent lab for testing. There have been countless
cases of errors in blood testing. Medical doctors are aware that test
results can be inaccurate and frequently re-test for illnesses and diseases.
There is no testing system that is completely infallible.
Get Help Challenging Breath and Blood Test Evidence
Your lawyer can help you better understand the options available to you.
Our San Diego defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong,
APLC work very closely with experts to question prosecutor's claims.
We are not there to hold your hand and be sympathetic - we are there to
fight for you and to reduce the damage through challenging evidence presented
by the prosecutor, including breath and blood test evidence.
Contact a San Diego DUI attorney from our team to schedule a
free consultation if your arrest included evidence from breath or blood testing.