Salt Lake City Alcohol Blood Test Defense Lawyer
Should You Take A DUI Drug or Alcohol Blood Test?
Should you take a blood test to see if you have drugs or alcohol in your system? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. The doctrine of “implied consent” holds that the very act of driving in Utah means that you agree beforehand to submit to testing. Refusing any chemical test is almost always a bad idea. If you refuse, you will be arrested and charged with an additional crime, and the police will obtain a warrant from a justice court judge to forcibly test your blood. So you accomplish nothing except antagonizing the police.
You do not get to choose which test you will take; that is the police officer’s prerogative. The good news is that positive blood tests are easier to defend against than positive breath tests.
Salt Lake County DUI Blood Test Defense Attorney
Blood evidence is more difficult to prove than breath evidence. With breath, all the prosecutor has to do is bring an officer who can show he is certified for the test and present the test results. With blood, the prosecutor has to bring in the officer who took the blood, the person who tested the blood and the officer in whose custody you were. The blood can be tested again at the request of the defense counsel. It’s a more involved process and a headache for overworked prosecutors to organize. When a case becomes too time-consuming, prosecutors look to plead the charges down to something acceptable.:
Let Carl Anderson Talk To The Cops For You ∙ He Knows What To Say
Blood tests provide many openings for a skilled DUI lawyer to argue your case. Should you refuse a blood test? Before you talk to police, talk to Salt Lake City alcohol blood test defense attorney Carl N. Anderson for a free case evaluation at 801-336-4551, or write us using this online form.
Carl N. Anderson, III can help residents of Utah, Colorado and Nebraska. Credit Cards OK ∙ Free Initial Consultations ∙ Aquí Se Habla Español. Contact him online or at 801-285-0303 to arrange a free consultation today.