Overland Park DUI Lawyer
BAC Evidence in DUI Charges in Overland Park
BAC or blood alcohol content is basically a measure of how much alcohol is in your bloodstream. The number is determined as a percentage and that number also determines whether or not you may be facing DUI charges. DUI is prosecuted very aggressively in Kansas and it is vital that you contact a professional and confident Overland Park criminal defense attorney right away to ensure that your rights are aggressively protected. Gigstad Law Office, LLC is extremely knowledgeable in DUI cases and law, and we keep ourselves fully up -to-date on the technologies involved in determining BAC levels. Our firm may be able to challenge the BAC results in your case. No matter what the circumstances of your case are, we could vigorously defend you and utilize all available resources to pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
Possessing a Kansas driver's license means that you have given implied consent to have your BAC determined when a law enforcement officer requests you to do so. If you refuse to consent to BAC testing, most commonly a breathalyzer test, you may be facing penalties that are more severe than a DUI conviction. For example, a first offense of refusing to consent to a BAC test can result in a loss of driving privileges for one year and you may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle when your license is restored. If you do submit to BAC testing and your result is over .08 %, you will probably be charged with DUI. While DUI penalties can be severe, our firm will diligently work to assist you in avoiding the harshest consequences. We will fight for you. Our firm is driven to achieve excellent results for our clients.
Challenging BAC Results
In most instances, the prosecution will base their case on your BAC results. Whether those results were obtained through a breath test or blood test, the test results may be subject to error. While people generally put their faith in science, the truth is that blood and breath testing are not as precise as many would have you believe, and there are many factors that can skew results. For example, breathalyzers require constant calibration and our firm will investigate the breathalyzer used to obtain your results to determine if your BAC results should be considered valid.
In addition, breathalyzers require a very precise method of testing to obtain an accurate result. We will evaluate how your test was conducted and if there was an error we may be able to have the charges against you dismissed. Blood tests are also subject to error and we will investigate the laboratory procedures and equipment used in your specific DUI charge. At our firm, we understand that science is fallible. Our legal team is committed and results-driven, and should evaluate your case immediately. At our firm, every client and every case is important.
Contact an Overland Park DUI attorney from our committed and effective firm without delay to evaluate your BAC results and defend you against DUI charges.