What a Pennsylvania Lawyer Can Tell You About DUI Tests
At the Law Office of Niels C. Eriksen Jr., LLC, I serve people accused of drunk driving throughout Bucks County, Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Many of these people have never been involved in the legal system before. They are afraid of the consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction and unsure of the legal processes needed to protect their freedom.
Some of the most common questions are about the use of Breathalyzer tests or blood tests in DUI/DWI matters. I use more than 10 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney to provide clear answers to those and many other questions, while guiding you through the legal system and protecting your freedom.
Testing Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
There are two primary ways that Pennsylvania attempts to prosecute you for drunk driving: breath and blood tests. These each can be performed incorrectly or in violation of your rights. I keep up-to-date on the most recent information, so I know how to take action when your rights have been violated.
- Breathalyzer tests: In Pennsylvania, the most common breath testing machine is the Intoxilyer. It must be properly calibrated, maintained and operated by someone who was certified to use it. As your lawyer, I look to see how accurate your breath sample was and whether or not the Breathalyzer test was administered incorrectly.
- Blood tests: Blood test results are used more and more in Bucks County to prosecute people for DUI/DWI. Blood tests must be conducted by approved technicians at an approved facility. Errors may have contaminated the sample. I will explore all of your options.
A drunk driving arrest never comes at a convenient time. If you need legal help, call my emergency cell phone at 215-375-7914. I am available 24 hours a day. I also make jail visits and attend bail hearings.
To arrange a free consultation about the Breathalyzer or blood tests used in your DUI case, please do not hesitate to contact me today by calling 215-375-7914 or completing my online form.