BAC Evidence and DUI
Riverside DUI Attorney
BAC means Blood Alcohol Content or Blood Alcohol Concentration, and it
is used to describe the amount of alcohol in the blood. At .08% BAC a
person is considered to be legally drunk, and can be arrested for intoxicated
driving. The principal ways to check for BAC are the
breath test and the blood test. Police must follow procedures exactly for the results to be valid. If
you have been arrested for
DUI based on a test for BAC, you need to obtain strong and effective representation
to defend against charges. DUI conviction can result in such
penalties as incarceration, a stiff fine and license suspension.
Determining Blood Alcohol Content
The breath test does not directly measure BAC. Rather it tests of the concentration
of alcohol in the breath. This is multiplied by a factor to estimate the
BAC. The breath test can be unreliable if the machine has not been calibrated,
or if the subject suffers from a physical condition, burps, or vomits.
The result is also invalid if the police officer fails to turn off the
police radio before administering.
The blood test is more reliable as it directly tests BAC. Still, blood
testing must be done according to procedure to be valid. The technician
must be properly certified. The technician may not use alcohol to clean
the skin before taking the staple. The sample must be properly refrigerated
and the chain of custody maintained.
Are you charged with DUI in Riverside?
As veteran criminal defense attorneys, our team is experienced in refuting
BAC evidence, and we are prepared to aggressively fight for your freedom.
We are skilled in spotting violations of procedure breath tests and blood
tests, and we will seek to have any invalid or unlawfully gained evidence
thrown out in court and move to have your charges dropped.
We are among the few
criminal defense attorneys in the state recognized as Certified Specialists in Criminal Law, and
we are AV rated® by the Martindale-Hubbell® national law directory.
If you were arrested based on the results of breath or blood test, we
urge you to
contact our team immediately for a free consultation to determine your legal options. Do
not delay; enlist our firm’s powerful advocacy today!