Gilbert Breath & Blood Tests
If you are pulled over by a Gilbert Police Officer, you may be asked to perform field sobriety tests (FST's). If upon completing these tests the officer believes you to be intoxicated, you may be required to submit to chemical tests such as breath and blood tests which will give a more accurate reading of your BAC (blood alcohol content).
At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, attorney Trent Buckallew has extensive experience in building cases and challenging the prosecutors forensic evidence, including results of breathalyzer and blood tests, which both have their own unique set of weaknesses. An experienced Gilbert DUI attorney will be able to analyze the state's evidence, identify potential legal, procedural or factual deficiencies in a DUI case, and use any weaknesses as negotiating tools in resolving the case. Mr. Buckallew has extensive knowledge and understanding of the science behind the evidence in DUI cases, given his Masters Degree in Forensic Science, his participation in the Arizona Forensic Science Academy, and the countless DUI cases he has litigated in Arizona courtrooms throughout the course of his career. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, having been certified by the State Bar of AZ.
Breathalyzers are very delicate machines that require frequent calibration and maintenance in order to function correctly. Additionally, there are many factors that can undermine the accuracy of the machine, such as breathing patterns, health conditions, contaminated equipment, user error, glitches in the machines software, and many other factors Because ot the many weaknesses with breath testing, much of this evidence is only admissable in court under certain conditions, principally to undermine the impairment presumptions contained in Arizona law. This is a rather complex area of DUI law and Mr. Buckallew describes breath testing in much greater detail in his book entitled, ' Arizona DUI and Criminal Traffic Defense Strategies in Arizona.' While blood testing is a much more accurate method in measuring blood alcohol content, this method is also not without its own unique set of weaknesses. Please visit the home page of my website to reques a free copy of my book. If you are facing charges of DUI, do not hesitate to contact this firm to better understand you rights and legal options. The firm will be able to assist you with navigating through our often-complicated criminal justice system and ensure your case is resolved under the most favorable terms possible.