Breath Test Attorney in Bergen County
Information Concerning Breath & Blood Tests in Hackensack
When cited for DWI, one may have been asked to submit to a breath or blood test. It is a common misconception that if one submits to these tests, they will be convicted on DWI charges. At The Law Offices of Benjamin Kelsen, their experience illustrates that this does not have to be the case. The tests are not infallible and with the help of a knowledgeable Hackensack DWI defense lawyer, a DWI charge may be successfully defended against.
A breath test is a chemical test designed to determine the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. If the BAC is .08% of higher, one will be arrested for DWI. There are, however, specific rules regarding how these tests are to be administered. Thorough investigation by one's attorney may reveal a violation of those rules. If the machine used to test the BAC was not functioning correctly or the police officer did not administer the test properly, the results can be misleading. Blood tests can be similarly flawed.
Should I use the services of a Teaneck blood test attorney?
A blood test measures the alcohol level of a person's blood. The breath test is performed in the majority of cases but on occasion, a blood sample will be taken. This can occur for various reasons such as an individual refuses to do a breath test, the DWI suspect has been injured, or the BAC level appears dangerously high. If the blood samples are not correctly handled, the readings can be incorrect. Certain medical conditions and prescription medicines can affect the results as well.
There may be other defenses against blood and breath tests. A police officer may have failed to read a person their rights during an arrest, which can affect what evidence is used at trial. An unlawful police stop can cause a DWI case to fail. It is important that one understands that refusal to take a breath test constitutes an offense by itself. This can be punished by fines, lengthy suspension of a driver's license and counseling. Mr. Kelsen would can immediately evaluate the case and advise you of the options for the defense of charges.
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