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Fighting Breath and Blood Tests in California

By Nors Davidson  Nov. 22, 2010 1:31p

When a driver is under suspicion of operating his or her vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a law enforcement officer may ask them to submit to a blood alcohol test. These types of tests are used to measure the blood alcohol content or concentration (BAC) of a driver to determine if that driver is operating their vehicle with an illegal concentration of alcohol in their system. The legal BAC limit is .08 percent, and any driver who fails a breath or blood test will immediately be arrested and charged for driving under the influence. If you are facing criminal charges for DUI, a San Francisco DUI lawyer can help your case by challenging the validity of forced or possibly inaccurate BAC readings.

Breathalyzer tests are used for testing a person's breath for the presence of alcohol. If the driver's BAC is over the legal limit, they will immediately be arrested. The readings from Breathalyzer tests are not always accurate however, and can be challenged by a competent and intelligent criminal defense lawyer. The testing equipment used for breath tests must be kept well maintained and must be administered in a very specific manner in order to yield the most accurate results. Even if these steps are taken though a test can still give inaccurate or entirely wrong results if a driver has a medical condition that could affect the results, or if the testing equipment malfunctions.

DUI Lawyer in San Francisco

Facing a DUI charge is a serious situation. If you have failed a breath or blood test and are now charged for driving under the influence, or DUI, you need representation from an intelligent and aggressive criminal defense attorney. At the Law Office of Nors Davidson we will perform extremely thorough investigations of any and all evidence against you, challenge any questionable evidence, and give you the best chance at having your charges dropped.

Contact San Francisco DUI Attorney Nors Davidson today for the legal representation your DUI case needs!

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