Riverside BAC Test Lawyer

A BAC test measures your Blood Alcohol Content, or the percentage of alcohol to be found in your blood. The legal limit of alcohol is .08%, but make no mistake, if law enforcement pulls you over for suspicious driving you could be arrested for DUI with a BAC as low as .01%. Many clients feel hopeless after taking chemical tests, but what many clients do not know is that the science of chemical tests are regularly refuted in court.

There are three types of BAC testing: breath, blood, and urine.

Breath tests are the most commonly administered at the scene of a traffic stop using small devices known as breathalyzers. Breathalyzers work by multiplying a sample of the alcohol found in your body and multiplying it by a ratio of 2100:1. Not everyone’s body ratio is 2100:1 at every given point in the day, but in fact could range from 1100:1 to 3200:1. Mouth alcohol can also contaminate such a reading. Depending on your medical history, you may not even be a candidate for breath testing, invalidating any BAC results the prosecution attempts to use.

Police are required to take two blood tests in order to pursue DUI charges of a suspect. But these test results can be invalidated too if not taken under strict protocol.

Urine tests are the least common, but still administered either by police request or the request of the arrestee.

Even if your BAC level reading is above .08%, your DUI arrest does not have to result in a conviction. If you or your loved one has been arrested for DUI in the Riverside area, contact the law offices of the Riverside DUI attorney today.