Blood Tests for DUI
Let a Skilled Atlanta DUI Lawyer Challenge the Results
It is illegal in Georgia to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more. However, in order to conduct an arrest for DUI the officer must have proof that your BAC is above the legal limit. In order to prove that your BAC is 0.08% or higher, the officer will test your BAC by means of either a breath test or a blood test.
Understanding How DUI Blood Testing Works
It is important to remember that every state, including Georgia, operates under the implied consent law.
This means that if you refuse to undergo a blood test for alcohol testing, the court will assume it was because you knew you were guilty.
Blood testing is a common modality for determining BAC. To conduct a blood test a technician at the police station will draw a sample of the driver's blood for analysis. If the technician finds that the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream reaches or exceeds the legal limit, the driver will face charges.
Tell Your Side of the Story with an Atlanta DUI Attorney!
If you took a blood test and were subsequently arrested and charged with DUI, you should consult with an experienced Atlanta DUI lawyer. This test is not fool proof and can easily give a false reading. A trained GA DUI lawyer like Matthew T. McNally can look into whether or not the officer administered the test correctly, as well as whether or not any errors occurred.
If Mr. McNally suspects any errors or inaccuracies, he will vigorously argue such points before the judge. As always, Mr. McNally's main priorities are clearing you of your charges and helping you avoid a DUI conviction.