Should I choose a breath test or a blood test?
If you are pulled over in the state of California on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, the officer will most likely give you the option of choosing between a blood and breath test in order to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). The exception would be if the officer suspects you of driving under the influence of drugs, in which case a blood test will be administered.
Different individuals hold varying opinions as to which of these tests is the best choice to opt for when asked by an officer. In general, the breath test is regarded as slightly less accurate and more error-prone than the blood test. In many situations, breath tests have been known to render falsely high results. Furthermore, breath samples - unlike blood samples - cannot be kept for future verification.
Yet the accuracy of the blood test could make these results less debatable in court. A defense attorney could have more success arguing the reading of a breath test than that of a blood test. Furthermore, if you suffer from certain respiratory ailments including asthma and emphysema, you could be unable to qualify for a breath test.
Knowledgeable DUI Defense Attorney in Fullerton
Talk to a Fullerton DUI lawyer if you have been accused of drunk driving in Southern California on the basis of a failed blood test. Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Randall T. Longwith understand the ramifications of these tests and how to fight for you at this time. We can help you protect your rights and your future.
At the Law Offices of Randall T. Longwith, we are committed to fighting for our clients effectively. With over 14 years in the business and thousands of trials worth of experience, our legal team is prepared to fight knowledgeably and effectively for your rights. Call the Law Offices of Randall T. Longwith today to set up a free consultation with one of our lawyers.