DUI Urine Test
When a police officer suspects you of drinking and driving, he or she will ask you to submit to a chemical test. There are three: blood, breath and urine. Of the three, the breath test is used most often by police officers because it is an easy device to transport and can be used during the traffic stop.
Blood tests are regarded as the most accurate of the three because it can provide the concentration of alcohol found in one’s blood stream. However, it is difficult to take the test because the person must be transported to a medical facility, which can affect the amount of alcohol found in their blood stream during the time of testing. Therefore, police officers don’t often utilize this method of chemical testing.
Of the three, a urine test can be one of the best options for a defendant. This is because the results are often questionable. Your DUI defense attorney can point out the weaknesses in a urine test as grounds for your defense. A urine test does not determine the concentration of alcohol in a person’s system or whether or not the person was illegally impaired.
So what happens if your attorney proves that the urine test should be discredited against you? Your DUI charge can be reduced to a reckless driving charge.
If you have a reckless driving charge, you won’t have to face the harsh penalties associated with a DUI charge. Higher insurance premiums, steep fines, jail, community service and alcohol education classes will no longer loom over you!
Speak with an experienced attorney today to find out about your rights. If you submitted to a urine test and there are flaws, he or she will find out! If the test was administered improperly or if the wrong person gave the test, he or she can use that against the prosecution.
Remember, just because you may have “failed” the urine test, that does not mean you will be found guilty of a DUI. With the right lawyer your charge could be lessened or dropped altogether!