Georgia DUI Toxicology

Georgia DUI Toxicology
In Georgia, you will be charged with driving under the influence if you blow a 0.08 percent or higher on your breath test. This is known as a “per se” violation. Even if your driving was not affected by alcohol, you will still be arrested for having a BAC at this level.

The consequences for a DUI conviction are tough. Even if you have never been arrested before, you face jail time, probation, fines, community service, and a driver’s license suspension.

The Lawrence Kohn Law Office can help you during this difficult time. No matter what your BAC was at the time of arrest, we believe it is important to analyze the toxicology evidence that the prosecution is using against. We have a team of toxicology experts on hand to defend breath and blood tests.

There are often two breath tests that are used during a DUI arrest. The first test is the preliminary breath test (PBT). The PBT is used to determine probable cause for an arrest. The second test is used to determine the official BAC. This test is administered at the police station.

Our toxicology experts know the weaknesses with the prosecutions breath or blood evidence. The PBT is known for being unreliable, especially if not administered correctly. If our experts can prove that the arresting officer administered the test incorrectly, or was not trained sufficiently on how to administer it, the case may be thrown out due to lack of probable cause. If our experts find that the machine was not properly maintained or calibrated, the evidence may be inadmissible.

There are other factors that may lead to an inaccurate BAC. For example, some dental or medical conditions, such as acid reflux, can show an inflated test result. Tobacco, mints, or mouthwash also affect the breath test results. Our experts will look at the circumstances of your case to determine if there were other factors that led to an incorrect reading.

Having a toxicology expert on your side is beneficial to your case. Remember, the prosecution must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are guilty of drunk driving. Our experts may be able to create enough doubt during your trial that you win a not guilty verdict.

To begin fighting your DUI case, contact the Lawrence Kohn Law Office today.

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