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Alcohol Breath Tests and DUI Drug Screening During a DUI Arrest in FL
If you are pulled over or arrested on suspicion of a DUI in Florida, you may be asked to undergo a breath alcohol or urine test for the use of controlled substances. You may also be asked to undergo field sobriety exercises. When you apply for a driver’s license in Florida, you consent to mandatory breath and urine testing if you are under suspicion of DUI, and a refusal to submit can result in additional charges if you have a prior refusal. You can also refuse to submit to a field sobriety test, but doing so may convince the arresting officer that you are in fact under the influence, and your refusal may be admissible in court. At Onek & Mawn, PA our experienced DUI attorneys are dedicated to fighting for our client’s rights. We can increase your chances of a lesser sentencing, plea agreement, or reduced fines if arrested for DUI. To learn more or schedule a free consultation with one of our DUI attorneys, call us today.
Types of Alcohol & Drug Testing
The type of drug and alcohol testing you are subject to will depend upon the request from the arresting officer. The most common types of alcohol and drug testing for DUI in Florida are breath alcohol testing, urine testing and blood testing. You may be taken to a hospital, a laboratory, or a police station for this testing, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Breath Alcohol Testing
The next most likely test for impairment is a breath alcohol test or Breathalyzer Intoxilyzer test. This can be administered on the roadway or at the police station. You will be asked to blow into a Breathalyzer Intoxilyzer 8000 for a specific period of time. The Intoxilyzer will measure the concentration of alcohol in your lungs in order to determine your breath alcohol level. A Breathalyzer cannot determine if you are under the influence of drugs, either prescribed or illegal.
Blood or Urine Alcohol Testing
The concentration of alcohol or drugs in your system can also be measured by a urine blood test. This will be conducted at a hospital, laboratory, or hospital. A urine test can determine if you are under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs depending on what the person requesting the test asks for.
Blood Alcohol Testing
Blood testing is considered the most accurate method for determining if someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The person requesting the test will have to ask for specific substances to be included in the test. A blood test can be done at a hospital or laboratory
Can You Challenge a DUI Blood, Urine or Breath Test Result?
You can challenge the results of your DUI blood, urine or Breath test. If there are mitigating factors that affected your test results, you or your DUI attorney can file a motion with the court to challenge the results. Intoxilyzer tests, urine tests, and blood tests are imperfect and the results can be affected by contamination, user error, malfunction, improper storage, improper processing, chain of custody issues, adhering to the Florida Administrative Code, and the timeline in which testing was completed.
Call Us Today to Find Out How We Can Defend You
If you have been arrested for or charged with DUI in Florida, you need an experienced, skilled and compassionate DUI attorney to challenge your charges. At Onek & Mawn, PA, we have decades of experience helping clients fight DUI charges, and we can help you get the best possible outcome in court or at trial. To learn more about how we can help defend you from DUI charges in Titusville & Melbourne, FL, call us today or contact us online.