The Science of Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Many factors can affect the results of a Breathalyzer or blood test in a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case. The DUI Defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office scrutinize all breath and blood tests to determine if those results conducted improperly or can help our defense. Contact our Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers for a free initial consultation at (217) 414-8889 to determine if we can help you fight your DUI case.
Some factors that can affect a DUI Breathalyzer are:
- Carry Over: If a person accused of drunk driving blows into a breathalyzer numerous times, the Blood Alcohol Content readings can be skewed based upon residual alcohol left in the machine.
- The Breathalyzer was not working: Breathalyzer machines malfunction. If the machine was not functioning properly, its accuracy can be doubted.
- Breath Temperature: Breathalyzers operate based upon average human body temperatures. If your body temperature was higher or lower than normal, it may invalidate the breath samples.
Blood and Urine Tests
More and more often, law enforcement officers are requesting blood and urine suspects from individuals who are suspected of Driving Under the Influence. Our DUI Defense attorneys carefully examine and scrutinize all blood and urine tests. Contact one of our Driving Under the Influence Lawyers for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and have your rights explained to you.
There are a number of factors which can affect blood test and urine test results in a Driving Under the Influence case. On occasion, when the police administer the blood test or urine test, the authorities fail to follow the applicable rules of testing, analysis, and preservation requirements.
In Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases involving accident, injury or death, often blood tests and urine tests are conducted at hospitals. Hospital blood tests can overestimate a person’s true blood alcohol content by as much as 25% and are not statistically reliable in severely injured people.
Contact Our Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers in Springfield, Illinois
The DUI Defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office are trained and experienced in analyzing blood and urine samples in DUI cases and challenging the blood tests and urine tests in court. Contact our Driving Under the Influence attorneys for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Weekend and after-hours appointments available.
Noll Law Office Results:
People v. M.W. (2013)
M.W. was charged with Driving Under the Influence of an intoxicating compound. Our office was able to convince the prosecutor that law enforcement officers improperly conducted field sobriety tests and could not identify the appropriate intoxicating compound. All charges were dismissed and M.W. never lost driving privileges.