In order to make a legal DUI arrest in Oregon, a law enforcement officer must have adequate grounds to believe that the motorist was driving while intoxicated. The most dependable means of determining a person's level of intoxication is by having them take a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. The two most common forms of BAC testing are breath and blood tests. In recent years, use of a breathalyzer has become so convenient, quick, and accurate that officers hardly ever require a motorist to consent to a blood test.
If you have been arrested as the result of a BAC test, contact Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC for defense from our Portland DUI lawyer at once!
When a person drinks alcohol, the alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream and eventually makes its way to the lungs, where part of it evaporates and becomes evident on their breath. When an officer conducts a breathalyzer test, the suspect must breathe steadily into a mouthpiece so that the machine can take a reading of the amount of alcohol in their breath.
The machine then uses that concentration to determine the concentration of alcohol in the person's bloodstream. If it is 0.08% or above, a legal arrest can be made. Breathalyzer machines can be faulty, however, if the officer failed to properly calibrate the sensitive machine. An experienced Portland DUI lawyer can investigate your case and fight your DUI charges, even after you've failed a BAC test.
The sooner you contact the offices of Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC, the better. I have represented hundreds of trial case and have obtained reductions and dismissals of charges for countless clients across the Portland area. Whether you are facing a first time DUI or have been charged with multiple DUI offenses, I can help.