Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney
Facts About Blood Tests in Los Angeles
Although not as common as breath tests, some people arrested for a DUI consent to a blood test to determine BAC, or blood alcohol level. These are taken at the station or at a hospital, where your blood sample is tested to determine your exact BAC. Even though the blood test may show that your BAC was .08% or higher, there are a number of ways a Los Angeles DUI lawyer can challenge these results when defending you for your DUI charges. Some of the means in which this blood test can be disputed include:
- The blood test kit was expired
- Untrained or unqualified individual conducting the test
- Mishandling of blood samples
- Exact evidence protocol not followed
- The blood sample was not mixed properly, leading to incorrect results
Defending Against DUI Charges in LA
Because any blood test has the possibility of being contaminated or performed incorrectly, this opens the door to possible challenging of this evidence. In many of these cases the blood sample can be suppressed by the court after a full evidentiary hearing where any of the above points can be disputed. Just because there seems to be incontrovertible proof that you were driving with a BAC over the legal limit does not mean a strong defense cannot be made to overcome these charges.
The strength of a former prosecutor can pursue every defense possible to fight your charges. As a former DUI prosecutor, Mr. Kraut knows what the police and prosecution must prove in court to attempt to convict a DUI suspect. Mr. Kraut knows what legal arguments can be used to suppress the evidence gained against the person. Our firm has helped numerous clients in the Los Angeles and Southern California areas to successfully win their cases.
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