Breath & Blood Tests
Illinois DUI Laws
In the state of Illinois, it is required that you comply with a breath or blood test if an arresting officer assumes that you are operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Refusal of a breath or blood test, even if you are sober, will result in the immediate suspension of your driver’s license pending a court hearing and not a DMV hearing. If you were subjected to a breath or blood test and it was determined that your blood alcohol content was 0.08% or higher, then it is important that you work with an attorney who will aggressively defend your case. At the law firm of Fred Mark Dry, you can rest assured that he will defend your rights and freedoms in the event of a DUI charge.
Blood Tests A blood test is administered by a registered phlebotomist at a hospital or police station. In order to be given a blood test, an arresting officer must escort you to a blood-drawing facility and await results. These tests are considered to be more accurate than breath tests but could still be inaccurate, mishandled, or improperly administered. If the test was tainted in some way, it may not be reliable.
Breath Tests A breathalyzer test is the more commonly used test as it is easily available at roadside stops. This test analyses the amount of alcohol in your system by using a method that reads the amount of alcohol on your breath. It is said that the amount of alcohol on your breath directly correlates to the amount of alcohol in your system, but breath tests have been known to be faulty and inaccurate.
How a Chicago DUI Attorney Can Help Your Case
Yes. The first thing that you should do after an arrest or after refusing to take a blood or breath test is to contact an attorney right away. When you work with Attorney Fred Mark Dry, you will be working with a dedicated and highly experienced DUI lawyer who always has your best interests in mind.