If you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI in the Bel Air or Elkton, Mayland areas there are several ways the police officers may attempt to determine if you are intoxicated. Initial clues are via detecting an alcoholic odor, decreased motor skills and slurred speech. If any of these are present the police officer may ask you if you have been drinking. Your answer may further prompt them to ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test or, later on, a direct blood test. Ultimately you may also be asked to submit to Field Sobriety Tests. Each of these tests have very specific legal procedures, protocols and guidelines that must be adhered to when administering the tests. Not adhering to these procedures could ultimately result in a dismissal of your DUI case. If you have been pulled over and arrested for DUI in Harford County or Cecil County you should absolutely speak with our Maryland BAC test defense lawyers.
Call Downs, Beste & Blackson, LLC at (410) 398-0313 or (410) 838-0100 in Harford County.
Breathalyzer Tests And DUI Defense In Maryland
Being pulled over for DUI and being given, and blowing above the legal limit of .08 on a breath test does not mean that you will be convicted of DUI. Having a Waldorf DUI attorney who is familiar with DUI Breath Test Defense can help your case immensely. They will know to try and uncover possible flaws in the test and mistakes that may have been made regarding how it was given.
Some issues regarding the accuracy of your breathalyzer test are:
Was test given properly by the arresting officer?
Was the officer who administered the test trained properly?
Was breath test device properly tested, maintained and calibrated?
Is there other irrefutable evidence that demonstrates that you were intoxicated?
A skilled Maryland DUI Attorney will ask these and other relevant questions when defending your DUI case.
Contact A Harford County Maryland DUI Lawyer
Retaining a Maryland DUI Lawyer is a good idea if you have been pulled over and charged with DUI. The DWI and DUI attorneys at Downs, Beste & Blackson, LLC will make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire legal process. Contact Harford County DUI Defense Attorney John P. Downs immediately to discuss your case.