DUI Chemical Tests
Aggressive Defense Against DUI Charges in Corona
One of the main elements used to determine intoxication is a chemical test.
There are three types of chemical tests used in DUI cases: breath tests,
blood tests, and urine tests. Although these would seem to be indisputable
in a court of law, the fact of the matter is that they are often successfully
challenged. My name is Michael J. LaCilento and I am known for my aggressive
legal representation against DUI charges in Corona. Let me take on your
DUI case today!
A breath test, commonly used in DUI cases, determines a person's blood
alcohol content (BAC) level based on their breath alcohol content level.
This can often provide incorrect readings, as the result of a test is
based on average statistics. While a breath test may
indicate a BAC of 0.08% or more, the actual statistic may be much lower, depending
on the individual.
Challenges to a DUI charge can take into account the defendant's weight,
sex, and metabolism, as well as problems during the breath testing process,
a malfunctioning test machine, and their status at the time they were
behind the wheel.
Although a blood test is an attempt to directly determine a person's
BAC, these tests are frequently inaccurate. I can help you challenge these
tests in a number of ways. For example, you can have the evidence from
a blood test dismissed in court if we prove that the sample was collected
incorrectly. In addition, if your blood was stored improperly, the amount
of alcohol in your blood could have risen prior to testing, resulting
in a faulty DUI charge. Finally, any number of improper testing methods
could have led to a DUI where there were no real grounds for the charge.
Contact my office for help preventing a conviction based on an inaccurate blood test.
The urine test is the least accurate indicator of a person's blood
alcohol content level. As with the breath test, the results determined
from a urine sample are based on an average ratio—in this case,
the amount of alcohol in your urine is assumed to indicate the amount
of alcohol in your blood. Fortunately, there are many flaws with this
assumption. The amount of alcohol present in a sample depends on how long
the alcohol had accumulated before your test. The number can be inaccurately
high or low depending on this factor or the amount of non-alcoholic liquid
you had consumed prior to testing. Though a second urine sample is used
to balance the testing process, the test is still not always accurate.
You can fight your charges!
Though any of these testing methods may have been used to charge you of
DUI, you are not hopeless. As discussed, all of these tests have flaws
and often render inaccurate readings. If you have been charged with drinking
and driving, I can help. I have over 20 years of experience as a Corona
DUI attorney and can help you combat the evidence used against you.
Do not let your charge go unchallenged!
Call my firm today for a free case evaluation.