Challenging DUI Blood Tests
Facing charges for DUI in Georgia can be an incredibly intimidating experience. Many times people feel like they have been convicted the moment they are arrested. However, while you may not feel terribly optimistic while your rights are being read to you, it’s important to understand that the arrest is not a conviction. Nothing has been set in stone unless you are convicted. The period of time between your arrest and your hearing is the only time that you have to potentially change the outcome, so it’s important to be proactive and do everything you can to fight these charges now. Of course, every DUI case is different, and the unique facts and circumstances of your case are highly relevant in determining the best legal strategy for you. For this reason, the best way to ensure that you are getting information directly relevant to your case is to talk to a DeKalb County DUI lawyer. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers.
Challenging the Evidence Against You in a DUI Case
Many people think that they have no way of challenging “hard scientific evidence,” when they hear that a breathalyzer, blood, or urine test came back positive for drugs or alcohol. However, it’s important to understand that these chemical tests are not nearly as accurate as you may think. So many factors can affect the accuracy of these tests. For instance, blood tests change hands a number of times before being tested. There can be breakdowns in the chain of evidence that affect the efficacy or reliability of the sample. Delays in testing the blood sample or improper storage can also cause the blood to coagulate. This causes the blood alcohol concentration in the blood to increase, and can produce a falsely high reading and lead to improper DUI charges. Cross-contamination, poor lab hygiene, and improper adherence to lab and proper testing procedures can also lead to improper readings and unreliable results.
How a Lawyer Can Help
An experienced DUI attorney will be able to review the facts of your case to determine the best basis for challenging the evidence against you, even if it is a blood test. The earlier on that you retain an attorney, the better your chances of positively impacting your case outcome will be. In some cases, your lawyer may be able to have the charges against you dismissed. In others, your lawyer may be able to negotiate a plea deal which would allow you to plead guilty or no contest to a less serious offense. If your case goes to trial, your lawyer will be prepared to defend against the charges and create reasonable doubt as to the efficacy of the evidence against you. Your odds of overcoming these charges will never be better than they are right now.
Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers
If you are facing DUI charges in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, or anywhere in Georgia, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers are ready to fight to defend your rights and ensure the best possible outcome in your case. Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.