Being arrested for DUI can be stressful and embarrassing. You can’t afford to have your license suspended, miss work or, worse still, go to jail.
If you have been charged with a DUI, you will definitely be worried about your blood test result because the outcome of this test can be used against you in court. Fortunately, here are three ways you can challenge your DUI blood test in Georgia during the trial:
The technology used to test your blood alcohol level
Your blood test result is only as accurate as the equipment used for measuring it. You can challenge the accuracy and validity of the technology that was used to determine that your blood alcohol level is beyond the acceptable legal limits for a DUI. Improper handling or equipment malfunctions can lead to faulty results and make you look like you were intoxicated when you were not.
The procedures used surrounding your test
The circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest can provide sufficient grounds for challenging the result of your blood alcohol test result. Was your blood drawn by a phlebotomist, a nurse, or a certified enforcement officer? If your test wasn’t properly taken, or taken within a certain time, it may not be valid.
The blood sample’s storage
Blood samples pass between hands from the time they are drawn to the time they are analyzed, and samples can get contaminated if not properly handled. If your blood sample was not stored in the right conditions, resulting in fermentation, that could affect any readings.
DUI is a serious offense that can impact your life in multiple ways. If you are facing DUI charges in Georgia, it is important that you prepare yourself to fight the charges. Knowing your rights and Georgia DUI can help you set up a strong defense and protect your future.