Chemical testing is very complex. Whether it’s breath testing, blood testing, both have their flaws. Breath tests are either fuel cell devices which means that they are a hand held device, or they’re an infrared device which means that they use light in determining an alcohol concentration. If you have not reached absorption, and you have not reached equilibrium that breath test can overstate the results by 200% to 300% Blood testing is equally complex, because it’s done through a process of chromatography. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, and you have a question as to how to proceed from this point and you want to defend yourself, call me and we’ll examine your particular case and figure out what’s the best way to defend the case as we move forward. Continue reading “What is chemical testing?”
People often ask, “how long does alcohol stay in your system?” It really depends on the factors of your situation, and it also depends on genetics. Not everybody absorbs alcohol at the same rate. Not everybody metabolizes at the same rate, so it varies. It depends on what you drank, how much you drank, and the times that you drank. When you started, and when you finished. If you’ve been charged for a DUI, and you have questions as to what your blood alcohol concentration may be, then give me a call so that we can examine the particular factors of your case and figure out what is the best way to defend your case. Continue reading “How long does alcohol stay in your system?”
A person’s blood alcohol content can be determined by testing a sample of the person’s blood. Compared to a breath test, a blood test is generally a more accurate method to determine a person’s blood alcohol concentration if the analysis is done correctly. However, blood alcohol analysis is a very complicated process and there are many factors related to blood testing that can cause the result to be unreliable. Continue reading “DUI Blood Alcohol Testing & How To Fight Them”
Why Fight Under 21 Alcohol Arrest?: Most under age 21 alcohol arrests are for .01 blood alcohol concentration or greater. In most of these arrests, the officer relies on an antiquated breath machine that uses fuel cell technology. There are many factors that can affect the accuracy of the result from a fuel cell device. It is essential that you have an expert DUI defense lawyer who has expertise with these breath machines defend you.
Myth #1: It is illegal to drink and drive.:The Truth: It is NOT illegal to drink and then drive in California. It IS illegal to drive a vehicle while “under the influence” of alcohol and/or drugs (Vehicle Code 23152(a)). It is also illegal to drive a vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more. (Vehicle Code 23152(b)).