Ventura Alcohol Testing Errors Attorneys
Field sobriety tests, including most portable Breathalyzers, are notoriously inaccurate. Many tests rely on the subjective judgment of the police officer at the scene. Because of this fact, the results of these tests can be successfully challenged in court.
At Bamieh & Erickson, PLC, our experienced and tenacious DUI defense lawyers offer effective representation to clients in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and neighboring communities in Southern California.
The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) sets standards for police officers to follow in making a determination of driver intoxication in the course of a traffic stop. Unreliable field sobriety tests and malfunctioning or miscalibrated equipment can result in false and easily challenged DUI charges.
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There are much more effective ways of measuring blood alcohol content (BAC) than a subjective field sobriety test. The Intoxilyzer breath testing machine is often far more accurate and kept in better repair than the portable Breathalyzer. Blood tests are generally regarded as the final determination of over-the-limit alcohol content. However, even these basically reliable technologies are subject to alcohol testing errors.
If you were arrested for DUI solely on the basis of a field sobriety test, an experienced DUI defense attorney may be able to challenge your license suspension successfully and can lay the groundwork for a strong argument for dismissal or reduction of charges. Also, reevaluating any blood test results used as evidence in your case (through a procedure known as a blood split) may also be part of an effective defense in your case.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a formidable DUI defense attorney who has a detailed understanding of the step-by-step process of challenging a field sobriety test, blood test, breath test or any other method for proving intoxication.