A Better Understanding Of Breath And Blood Tests
A motorist can be pulled over on suspicion of DUI for a variety of reasons. A law enforcement officer may initiate a traffic stop if he or she believes a driver is swerving, speeding, driving recklessly or behaving in any way he or she believes may indicate impairment caused by alcohol or drugs. A state trooper or police officer will form personal judgments about a driver in such a circumstance, but he or she will not arrest a person without evidence of impairment, which goes beyond a person’s inability to walk a straight line. That’s where breath and blood testing are critically important.
Most drivers know they can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above .08 percent. However, most drivers do not understand the complexity that can characterize breath testing, which most commonly occurs at roadside, and blood testing, which generally happens after a driver is arrested. Our firm is well aware of this complexity because we have been handling DUI cases in DuPage County and throughout Illinois since 1986. In fact, we are authorities on the subject.
Advice About Breath And Blood Tests
At Ramsell and Associates, LLC, our attorneys understand how unpleasant it is to be accused of driving under the influence. We understand DUI law, we know the science behind breath and blood testing, and we are familiar with the local courts and law enforcement authorities.
If you or a loved one was arrested for DUI, our lawyers can protect your legal rights and help you resolve your case as favorably as possible, as quickly as possible. In representing you, we may explore issues like:
- The actions of the officer who made the traffic stop and conducted the field sobriety testing
- The accuracy of the Breathalyzer device that was used
- The training and qualifications of law enforcement and laboratory personnel involved in your test
- Whether an accident occurred
- Rising or falling BAC
- Elevated BAC, which can bring enhanced penalties
Every DUI case is different. We will take the time to understand your case, answer your questions and help you develop the best possible defense against the charges you are facing.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If you need a defense lawyer who understands field sobriety testing and protecting the rights of each motorist, we can help. Contact Ramsell and Associates, LLC, via email or call for a free consultation.