Suppressed Blood Test in a DUI provides Court Win

CheckpointLaw Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly making an illegal u-turn. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Fullerton Court. After he was arrested he agreed to a blood test and the results showed .12% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

The discovery process gave light to issues regarding the blood test. After filing a motion to suppress the blood, and an evidential hearing, the court suppressed the blood.   The district attorney chose to proceed to trial without the blood evidence – on the driving under the influence charge alone.

Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury found client NOT GUILTY.

Every case and its facts are different, and that the results in this case does not constitute or imply any kind of guarantee that a prospective client will have the same outcome in their case.