Drunk driving is a very serious offense that cannot be taken lightly. It can result in jail time and driver’s license sanctions. Unlike some other traffic tickets, a DUI conviction will remain on your record permanently.
There are 2 main tests for officers to determine if an individual is driving under the influence of alcohol:
A chemical blood test measures your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), this can be done either by breath, blood or urine.
A breath test is usually conducted roadside to determine if you are driving with a BAC above the legal limit. The breathalyzer is typically a reliable way to determine the BAC of the driver, however, it can be administered improperly or the device itself can be defective and this can lead to inaccurate results.
Field Sobriety tests are usually conducted where you are pulled over. The include a series of tests consisting of reciting the alphabet, walking in a straight line, counting to a certain number along with a few other types of tests. These tests can also lead to inaccurate results based on several factors.
The lawyers at National Ticker Fighters will analyze the circumstances surrounding your breath test and field sobriety tests to determine if they were administered fairly and accurately.