Breath & Blood Tests in South Bay

Testing for Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

If you have been pulled over by a law enforcement officer in California who is suspicious that you have been drinking, it is likely that you will be asked to take a blood alcohol concentration test (BAC). In the state of California, those who have been given a driver's license are believed to have given "implied consent" for these tests and it is therefore required to complete them. Failure to do so can result in the mandatory suspension of your driver's license.

There are two types of tests that are generally used:
  • Breath Testing: The officer requires you to blow into a device that measures the amount of alcohol in your system from your breath. By law, you can refuse to take this test. If you refuse to take the test even after your arrest, the chances are that you will lose your license for a longer period of time than you would have had you taken the test initially.
  • Blood Testing: This test is more accurate than a breath test. There are qualifications necessary for an individual draw your blood. After the blood is drawn, it must be sent out to a lab to test it. You can also request an independent blood test on your BAC.

If you have questions about the type of test that you submitted to prior to or subsequent to your DUI arrest, please contact a DUI attorney from Gold & Witham. We can determine for you if these tests that you have been subjected to were done properly and within the limits of California law.

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