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June 2013 Archives

Can You Challenge a DUI Blood Test?

You've been busted by police for a DUI, and a blood test came back showing you're over the legal limit. That's the end, right? How can you challenge that?

Actually, there are several potential ways to challenge that kind of evidence. Just because your blood alcohol content tested over 0.08%, the legal limit in California, doesn't mean it's an open and shut case.

We're not saying cases like the Annie Dookhan lab scandal are going to happen all the time. But blood tests are done by people and people make mistakes. You just need to know where to look for them.

DUI Causing Injury: Charges, Penalties Explained

In California, a traditional DUI is usually hiked up to a more serious charge if the drunken driver caused bodily harm to another.

Though many DUI causing injury offenses are charged as felonies, prosecutors have the discretion to decide whether to prosecute a DUI involving injury as a misdemeanor or a felony.