Can a Chemical Blood Test Be Wrong?

Many people who have been arrested for DUI assume they won’t be able to successfully fight their charges, especially if they have submitted to a chemical blood test. Although you might think these tests are always accurate, there are a number of factors that can cause inaccurate test results. If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, you need the skills of an experienced lawyer on your side to fight the charges against you. In this blog, we explain why chemical blood tests are sometimes wrong.

Are Blood Tests More Accurate Than Other DUI Tests?

When your blood is properly taken and processed by a trained professional, the results will be accurate the majority of the time. However, there is a lot that can go wrong between the time your blood is drawn and analyzed. This is particularly true if it takes days or weeks for your sample to be tested. Just like an officer can make a mistake when administering a breathalyzer test, lab technicians are also capable of making major errors when analyzing your blood sample.

If you submitted to a blood test, it will be the prosecutions greatest piece of evidence against you. This is why it is crucial to have a skilled lawyer on your side to guide you through the details of your case. Your attorney can devise a strategy to show the court how your blood sample was improperly collected or comprised during the analysis. If your lawyer can show that the blood test results are questionable, you might have your charges dropped.

DUI Defense Lawyers

At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq, we are committed to helping clients in Rhode Island fight their DUI charges. Our team of attorneys can review your case and help you protect your rights and interests. Let us use our skills and extensive resources to assist you today.

Call (401) 312-4385 to set up a free consultation with a Rhode Island DUI attorney. We are here to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.