Law enforcement officers use varying devices to test drivers believed to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Tests may include field sobriety tests, breathalyzers, and blood alcohol content tests. While these tests are the most commonly used, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
Contesting the results of a sobriety test is difficult. Courts are more likely to side with law enforcement officers and lab results than a driver who was stopped for driving while intoxicated. Defending yourself against sobriety results will require the assistance of a defense attorney experienced in this area of Texas law.
If you were given a blood alcohol test in Denton County, Texas, and you believe the results of this test may have been adversely affected by outside factors, call Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy at 940-222-8004 today. The criminal defense attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy have years of experience defending clients like you against DWIs, open container possession, and other related offenses.
Located minutes from Interstate I-35 East in Denton, Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy also operates out of Lewisville, Texas. We also serve clients in Argyle, Carrollton, Roanoke, and Sanger. We also welcome clients in neighboring counties including Tarrant County, Collin County, Grayson County, Cooke County, Dallas County, and Wise County.
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A number of issues may arise when a law enforcement officer utilizes a blood alcohol test on a suspected drunk driver. One of these issues includes health issues which may mimic the results of intoxication.
For example, individuals taking certain medications may be at risk of failing a blood alcohol test if administered at the wrong time. Certain diabetic medications and other medications may result in a blood alcohol test results unfavorable to the driver.
Additionally, blood alcohol tests leave room for human error. It is not unheard of for lab technicians to make mistakes resulting in negative results. Blood samples can be mislabeled and mishandled. In some facilities, results of a blood alcohol test may be skewed due to a technician testing blood serum instead of the driver’s actual blood.
All of these factors pose a risk to a driver; however, these factors can also be used toward a driver’s defense.
General Provisions of Implied Consent- Visit the Texas Penal Code website of the Texas State Legislature to find out more about blood alcohol testing and when this test may be administered. This website offers information on Texas traffic laws and statutes related to the misuse of alcohol. Also, find more information on other testing methods including breathalyzers and field sobriety tests.
When is a Blood Test Required- Visit the Dallas Bar website of the Dallas Bar Association to find out more about when law enforcement is permitted to request a blood alcohol test absent a driver’s direct consent. This website provides information on landmark cases involving mandatory blood samples. Also, find information on related traffic offenses.
General Information on Traffic Offenses- Visit the Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 of the Denton County website to find out more about various traffic offenses including moving violations and insurance violations. Also, find out more about the Texas point system for traffic crimes.
If you or someone you knew residing in Denton, Texas believes that results from his or her blood alcohol content test were faulty, call Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy at 940-222-8004 today. At your free consultation, you can speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney prepared to do whatever possible to achieve the best result.
This office currently represents clients in Denton, Lewisville, Carrollton, Argyle, The Colony, Sanger, and Roanoke. If you live in Denton County, or the surrounding areas of Dallas County, Tarrant County, Wise County, Collin County, Grayson County, or Cooke County, call our offices today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.
This article was last updated on December 19, 2016.
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