Breath & Blood Tests in Alabama
Fight Your DUI Charges Today
The Birmingham DUI defense attorney at our firm brings more than a decade
of experience and a proven track record to every case we handle. Whether
you are facing your first
DUI offense or your fourth, we are prepared to provide the aggressive and dedicated
defense you need. No matter what the circumstances are, it is crucial
that you get legal counsel on your side.
Even if you believe you are innocent or the test was given incorrectly,
it will be hard to prove this in court, especially when it is your word
against an officer's. With the right
legal team on your side, your chances of having your case dropped or charges dismissed
greatly increase. Alabama has complex laws on chemical tests, making it
essential to your case for you to have experienced counsel. When you work
with us, we never back down until the best possible outcome has been secured.
Can I Refuse to Take a Breath or Blood Test?
In the state of Alabama, there is an implied consent law. What does this
mean? Basically, whenever you get into a vehicle and driving on a public
road, you agree to take a chemical test for determining your
BAC if an officer has
reasonable grounds to pull you over and request it.
If you refuse, your license will automatically be suspended for 90 days.
If it is a second or third offense, your license will be suspended for
a full year. Furthermore, your refusal may be used as evidence against
you in court, giving the prosecution a strong attack.
Defenses Against Chemical Tests
Many people are concerned about consenting to a breath, blood, or urine
test, believing that it may lead to an automatic conviction, however,
even these chemical tests can be challenged.
Our firm can use the following issues to build your defense:
- An officer lacked the experience/training to operate the test equipment
- The breathalyzer was not calibrated correctly for you
- The blood test results were incorrect or inaccurate
- You were not given the test at the time of your driving
- Test samples were handled incorrectly, leading to false results
We will carefully review your situation to determine if any of the above
apply to your case. If so, we may be able to get your charges dropped,
dismissed, or reduced. Breath and blood tests are extremely sensitive
and should only be given by officers that know what they are doing and
how to obtain accurate results. If an arresting officer waits too long
to administer a test, your BAC may rise, not giving an accurate read for
your BAC at the actual time of driving. Any number of errors could occur
when handling chemical tests.