Just because you have taken a Breathalyzer or blood test and your blood alcohol content (BAC) tested above the legal limit does not mean that you need to give up the right to defend yourself. The results from a Breathalyzer or blood test are merely one piece of evidence that can be used to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
There are numerous ways to successfully challenge the validity of a breath or blood test, including:
- Was the machine properly calibrated?
- Did the police properly conduct the test?
- Is the machine defective?
- Was the machine properly maintained?
- Has the machine experienced a history of problems?
- Was the testing officer properly trained in the use of the Breathalyzer?
- Was there a proper chain of custody for a blood test?
- Was the lab tech who tested your blood properly trained?
Successfully challenging the results of a breath or blood test means that the prosecutor will be unable to rely on that evidence to help gain a conviction. Without Breathalyzer or blood test results to rely on, a DUI conviction becomes much more difficult for a prosecutor to secure.
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The attorneys at Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy have been the leaders in challenging the reliability of inaccurate breath testing equipment and blood tests in Virginia and have been featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly for their efforts in the following articles:
At Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy, our Fairfax DWI blood test contest attorneys have decades of experience providing effective and aggressive criminal representation with the skills necessary to defuse the power of the prosecutor's most important piece of evidence in a DUI trial. For more than four decades, our firm has been providing the people of Northern Virginia with the vigorous defense of their rights that they deserve.
Contact the Loudoun County Incorrect DUI Blood Test Attorneys of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy
If you are facing DUI charges and want to ensure that every piece of evidence you will face is given the highest degree of scrutiny possible, turn to the experienced DUI Breathalyzer contest lawyers of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy. To schedule an initial consultation, call 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.
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