DUI Blood Test - With or Without Your Consent
After blood is drawn for a DUI Blood Test, it is delivered to the Washington State Toxicology Laboratory (WSTL) for analysis. It usually takes at least 6 months before the result is reported to the officer, who then reports it to the prosecutor (and DOL if alcohol is present above .08). This causes a delay between the date of the arrest and the filing of charges. That delay can take several weeks to months.
Method of analysis
Nothing could be further from the truth. A lawyer trained in the science that underlies the analytical process knows what problems and errors to look for in reviewing the work of the State Toxicology Laboratory.
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How Implied Consent Applies to You
Warrant for Blood
A serious consequence of refusing a breath test is a higher mandatory minimum jail sentence; another serious consequence of refusing to take a breath test is:
The Implied Consent Law is Confusing
If you were not given the implied consent warnings prior to the test or refusal, or if you expressed confusion to the officer and no attempt was made to alleviate your confusion, your breath test result or evidence that you refused the test, may be “suppressed,” meaning it would not be used against you in your DUI trial in court or in your DOL hearing.
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Before you were asked to step out of your vehicle, the officer has been gathering evidence to support the arrest.
As Ms. Callahan likes to call them “Bad Science”, FST’s are virtually impossible to pass, especially if the officer is the one grading you.
Factory trained, Linda M. Callahan understands the science behind breath testing most attorneys don’t.
With extensive training at Axion Labs in Chicago, Linda M. Callahan has the relevant experience to challenge Blood test evidence.
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