BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)
Law of BACFt. Lauderdale DUI Lawyer
BAC is used by the police in determining whether you are driving under the influence of alcohol. If .08% of your blood is alcohol, it is presumed that you are DUI. Usually however you are not given a blood test but a breathalyzer test. The alcohol content of your breath is actually measured and then multiplied by a factor to estimate what your blood alcohol content must me. You may ask why not administer blood tests directly rather than use the breath tests and translate the results. The reason is that breath tests can be administered quickly with little training. A blood test takes a trained technician to draw the blood and to analyze it. This costs more and takes more time.
If you have registered a high BAC and are facing DUI charges, you need to take fast action as you may get jail time and lose your driver’s license. You are urged to contact a Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney to improve your chances of dismissal of charges.
Challenging the BAC results
Fortunately your attorney can challenge the BAC results on a number of grounds whether the test was done by breathalyzer or direct blood tests. If done by breathalyzer the grounds may include:
- Do you have dentures or dental work which traps alcohol in the mouth?
- Did you have a fever or cold?
- Were you belching or burping before the test?
- Do you have a medical condition that would affect the reading?
If a blood test was done, this can be asked:
- Was the technician certified?
- Was the blood properly taken from a vein rather than an artery?
- Were two vials taken so that retesting is possible?
- Was the proper mix with preservatives used?
DUI Attorney in Ft. Lauderdale
We at DiRenzo Defense aggressively defend clients charged with DUI in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. We are adept at finding violations of BAC testing procedure and have helped many invalidate their BAC results, get dismissals of their DUI charges and preserve their driving privileges. We urge you to contact us for a free consultation.
Contact Ft. Lauderdale DUI Lawyer at the firm to contest your BAC test results and your DUI charges.