Blood and breath testing is a major part of almost every DUI case. Breath and blood testing is how law enforcement determines whether or not a driver is too drunk to be driving. Under Georgia DUI law, a driver should be arrested if his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) registers at .08% (for an adult), or .02% for drivers under the age of 21. Commercial drivers cannot drive with a BAC at or above .04%. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI after taking a breath or blood test, it's in your best interest to contact a lawyer at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson as quickly as possible.
Breath & Blood Test Defense
No testing system is 100% accurate, including blood tests and breath tests for alcohol. There are a number of variables that can affect the results of breath tests, such as blood in the mouth causing a false reading, the temperature of the body (such as when you have a fever), and other variables related to the machine itself. These units, the “Intoxilizer 5000,” are not the most recent but the only one recognized by GA law.
These units require regular calibration and maintenance in order to be operated correctly. In some cases, the unit itself has a history of incorrect readings, and this could be valuable information for the defense lawyer. Blood tests have their own set of problems that can be investigated. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, the legal team has massive scientific research and expert witnesses on hand that can be brought into the defense case to contest the accuracy of the tests and fight the evidence presented against you.
The firm has been practicing DUI defense exclusively for over 20 years, and has amassed a powerful arsenal of defense resources that can be brought to the table. To learn more about the defense services offered at the firm, contactthe Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today . Our Georgia DUI attorneys are available 24/7. We are ready the mount an all-out defense of your DUI case in Georgia.