Breath & Blood Tests in San Antonio
San Antonio DWI Attorney Can Represent You
If you were arrested for DWI after failing a blood test or breath test,
there are options for your defense. You can fight these charges, with my help. At my firm, the
Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski I have extensive experience in successfully defending clients who faced
serious penalties after a BAC test indicated alcohol intoxication.
There are several methods by which I could defend such charges, and a knowledgeable
and skilled criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights
and possibly avoid jail. As your San Antonio DWI defense attorney, I can
help you defend your case to protect your rights.
How do breath and blood tests work?
A police officer can stop you if he feels there is some indication that
you are driving while intoxicated. He can then administer a variety of
field sobriety tests to see how well you perform. If you fail these tests, he can then require
you to submit to a blood or breath test.
A breath test in Texas involves the Intoxilyzer or a Breathalyzer, which
measures the amount of alcohol in a person's system, or the BAC (blood alcohol content). The legal limit is .08 percent. Similarly, blood can be taken from a
person and analyzed to determine the BAC.
You can refuse to submit to these tests, but you will incur a license suspension
for doing so.
You are required to submit to chemical testing in Texas. Further, more
and more counties in Texas are implementing programs in which officers
can acquire a search warrant to obtain your blood if you do refuse the
breath test. You should be given the option to voluntarily consent to
a breath or blood test prior to an involuntary blood draw.
When Blood and Breath Tests Lead to Accusations
There can be
many problems when your breath or blood is tested for alcohol content including the following issues:
- The person administering the tests might not be qualified to do so
- The equipment can be faulty
- Certain equipment has not been maintained or calibrated
- The officer did not have probable cause to pull you over
If you failed the field sobriety tests, there are many factors that could
have led to the failure, even without alcohol in your system. Potential
reasons could include:
There are also outside factors such as bad roads and extreme weather. In
other words, there can be many defenses that could be successful, even
if you test positive for any of these tests.
Retaining an Advocate Included in the List of
The penalties for a
DWI conviction are serious. Your future can take an unwanted detour even if you are innocent.
Don't allow this to happen to you and retain a San Antonio DWI lawyer
who can fight for you.
When I defend a client who has been arrested for DWI charges, I actively
investigate the exact circumstances and all the details of the case.
My goal is to have your charges dropped, dismissed, reduced, or to achieve
an acquittal in court.
To learn more about your options,
contact my San Antonio DWI defense firm.