Muskegon Blood and Breath Tests
In most drunk driving cases, police utilize Breathalyzer tests to establish probable cause for arrest, and prosecutors may also use blood or breath test BAC evidence later on in order to demonstrate that a person was under the influence of alcohol. BAC testing, especially Breathalyzer testing, is notoriously unreliable however, and numerous mistakes are commonly made which can lead to wrongful conviction or excessively enhanced penalties. Our Muskegon DUI lawyers understand blood and breath test technology and how it could be used in a DUI case, and are ready now to begin working with you to combat false allegations based on BAC evidence.
Muskegon Breathalyzer Defense Lawyers
Grabel & Associates holds firmly to every client’s right to be viewed as innocent unless proven guilty, and we know that far too often this right is ignored in drunk driving cases. Our DUI lawyers have extensive experience fighting back against police mistakes and prosecutor errors, as well as violations of a suspect’s rights and procedural issues involving BAC testing equipment. We are dedicated to doing all we can to protect anyone facing a Muskegon drunk driving charge, and for over 10 years our firm has worked to provide top-level defense to clients statewide. Don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer if you are investigated or arrested for OWI. We are available 24/7 for anyone in Muskegon County who is facing a misdemeanor or felony criminal charge.
Get in touch with one of our skilled attorneys now and immediately receive a free initial case consultation. Our lawyers will work to answer any questions you may have about the criminal justice process and your unique case, and can help you determine what the next steps you need to take may be.
Breath-Test Evidence in DUI Cases
In DUI cases, the first contact a defendant usually has with a breath test occurs on the roadside when he or she is first pulled over. Police utilize roadside Breathalyzer tests to establish probable cause to arrest a person, and while they can legally be used for this purpose, the results of a roadside BAC test are inadmissible in court. If these results are brought up in court, you can have them stricken from the record.
The court doesn’t allow roadside tests to be used as evidence in a trial because they know how unreliable these examinations can be. If the device is not properly calibrated, maintained, or used during the test, if the officer’s license to use the Breathalyzer is expired, if mouth alcohol is not accounted for, or if other mistakes are made, these results can be challenged.
Another breath test may be administered at the police station, and although these stationary tests are more reliable, the same mistakes can easily be made and lead to false positive results. It is critical to scrutinize every piece of BAC evidence and look for any opportunity to prove your innocence throughout investigation. Grabel & Associates knows what it takes to win and will do all we can to fight wrongful conviction caused by breath-test mistakes.
Blood Test BAC Evidence in Drunk-Driving Charges
Blood tests are more reliable than breath tests, although there are many errors that can still be made in administering the test or reading the results. Some of the more common errors include not having medical personnel present to supervise the test, not properly sterilizing the area to be tested, or not keeping a careful record of how the evidence was handled. If you are facing a DUI charge in Muskegon after a blood BAC test result, contact our firm now to learn more about your defense options.
Our Approach to BAC Testing Defense in OWI Cases
At Grabel & Associates, we know how critical it is to understand the unique technologies and legal issues associated with DUI defense in order to help clients achieve the best available results. Don’t settle for an attorney who doesn’t have extensive experience fighting Michigan drunk driving accusations, as it could lead to life-altering criminal penalties. Our lawyers are ready now to begin working together with you to build a uniquely effective defense approach and will be available 24/7 for you throughout your case.
Contact Grabel & Associates Now to Fight Muskegon DUI Charges
Speak with Scott Grabel or another one of our experienced attorneys toll free at 1-800-342-7896 or online through our contact page right now. We are available 24/7 for clients in Muskegon County and statewide, and our firm is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help you obtain an exceptional case result in your legal battle.