Blood Test Laws in New Hampshire
One tool used in many DUI cases in New Hampshire is a blood alcohol content test. If blood is drawn and the BAC is above .08%, you can be charged with DUI. It is considered the most accurate measurement and is difficult, but not impossible, to dispute. If you submitted to a blood test and those results are being used against you, Annutto Law Office can help you get the best possible outcome for your case and possibly challenge those results.
Blood Testing Procedure & Accuracy
A blood test is a medical procedure and needs to be treated so. It has to be done by a licensed medical professional. If anyone involved in the testing was not licensed to do so, the test may be throw out or deemed inadmissible for your case. There are other ways a skilled and experienced legal professional can have a blood test refuted or dismissed. The way in which a blood sample was stored can alter the results and affect a case. If it is stored at the wrong temperature, the test can give false results. A blood test may also have been conducted with an expired kit or even labeled incorrectly. The chain of custody may also raise concerns if the test wasn’t documented as it moved from one location to another. There are personal factors that may have altered results of a blood test. Alcohol levels in blood can reach a peak level about one hour after consumption. The time of the test relative to the last drink and the actual time of arrest can all be evaluated and lead to a test being invalid.
Because blood tests can be subject to human error, medical error, and circumstantial errors, it is important that you have one of our dedicated DUI attorneys review the details of your case. Annutto Law Office can pursue numerous ways to dispute evidence and possibly lower the seriousness of the charges against you. No evidence is absolute and necessarily seals your fate. Our attorneys can dedicate the personal time and attention needed to find ways to minimize the impact a charge may have on your life. Challenging blood test results or challenging how that test was conducted may help you put a charge behind you. Let us hear the details, investigate the facts, and work to challenge any and all evidence against you, including blood tests.