Articles Tagged with Chemical Testing

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10 factors that can result in insufficiency of DUI blood samples

DUI Blood evidence is considered by many to be more reliable than a breath test.  However, that is not always the case.  Questions of validity may still surround any forensic evidence, and should be evaluated for admissibility in court, by the prosecutions and the defense.  They should never be taken at face value without proper validation of the results.

Confirming a suspect’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels is critical in the State’s ability to prosecute a DUI.  The same is true for evaluating the existence of drugs in a person’s systems that are capable of causing driver impairment to the slightest degree.

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National Center of Disease Control (CDC) weighs in on predictable effects based on BAC

A person’s BAC refers to the Blood Alcohol Content found in a person’s body. This can be measured through means of a DUI breath or Chemical Blood test. If a certain limit is exceeded, the motorist was found to be driving impaired due to alcohol they will be arrested for DUI charges.

Each state has adopted its own legal limit. In Arizona, the legal limit is 0.08%. Arizona is considered to have one of the motorist DUI laws in the country because it goes a step further. Arizona motorists may be arrested for DUI even if their BAC does not exceed 0.08%; and even if the motorist has not alcohol in their system.

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