Blood test results that indicate you were over the legal limit don't mean automatic conviction. Don't give up just because you "fail" the test. Get skilled legal help for a winning Chicago Blood Test Results Defense. An able Illinois Blood Test Attorney like Michael P. Schmiege could challenge your test results and help you avoid a DUI conviction.
Contact Cook County DUI Defense Lawyer Michael Schmiege when You need a Strong and Effective Defense against Blood Test Results in Your DUI Case
You could benefit from the dedicated help of skilled Cook County DUI Defense Lawyer Michael Schmiege to minimize the effects of a "failing" blood test result on your life. Blood testing procedures and results aren't foolproof. Sometimes they're just plain wrong. You shouldn't lose your license or go to jail based on inaccurate or misleading blood test results.
When you're facing a DUI charge backed by blood test results, it's critical that you have strong representation from an effective and concerned Illinois Blood Test Attorney who can protect your rights in the face of blood evidence. Chicago Blood Test Results Defense Attorney Michael P. Schmiege has the successful track record, in-depth legal knowledge, and practical experience with DUI charges and blood test results to provide the help you need.
Contact Illinois Blood Test Attorney Michael P. Schmiege today for a FREE, no obligation legal consultation to start building your solid defense and strong challenges to your blood test results. You can get in touch with Cook County DUI Defense Lawyer Michael Schmiege by phone or online to begin your FREE legal consultation today.
There are several steps your Chicago Blood Test Results Defense Attorney could take in the effort to challenge the validity of your test results.
Learn what type of blood draw and what type of blood test were performed. Blood draws (DUI kits) can be taken with the suspect's consent under 625 ILCS 5/11-501.2 or in emergency (such as in an injury accident) under 625 ILCS 5/11-501-4. Each type of blood draw has its own specific procedures and rules that must be followed in order for the results to be admissible against you in court. Your Cook County DUI Defense Lawyer's investigation of your case could lead to discoveries that would make your test results inadmissible in court.
A blood draw taken from you on an emergency basis after an injury accident could be admissible against you in your DUI trial under the business records exception of the hearsay rule. But only if it was properly done. The emergency blood draw must be taken in a hospital emergency room in the regular course of emergency medical treatment. It can't have been taken at the request of law enforcement officers. The blood sample should be tested in the lab regularly used by the hospital.
Your Illinois Blood Test Attorney should check the hospital medical records regarding your injuries and diagnosis in order to discover what treatment you received and whether it qualified as necessary emergency medical treatment.
A serum test result will contain a higher concentration of alcohol than a whole blood result. To use a serum test result in court, the prosecution should use a divisor of 1.18 to convert the serum test result back to a whole blood test result. The prosecution might ask the court to take "judicial notice" of the conversion (accept the result) in order to avoid having a qualified expert witness to testify about the conversion report. In that event, your Cook County DUI Defense Lawyer has the opportunity to object and conduct cross-examination on the conversion of the test results from serum to whole blood results and on medical and other conditions that could affect a person's specific conversion factor.
The bottom line is that, whatever the arresting officer and the prosecutor would like everyone to believe, blood testing can provide misleading or inaccurate results. Interfering substances, chain of custody problems, and improper testing procedures can all lead to false blood test results. And a good attorney could help you build a strong and effective Chicago Blood Test Results Defense in the face of blood evidence.
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