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Blood-alcohol Tests Archives

The Difference Between a Preliminary Breath Test and Chemical Breath Test

The Difference Between a Preliminary Breath Test and Chemical Breath Test.jpgMany Washtenaw County residents do not understand the difference between a preliminary breath test and chemical breath test. Due to a lack of information, a driver may have his/her license revoked under Michigan's Implied Consent laws. Read on to learn more.

The Consequences of Refusing to Submit to a Blood Alcohol Test

The Consequences of Refusing to Submit to a Blood Alcohol Test.jpgIf you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Washtenaw County, the arresting officer will take you down to the police station for further investigation. After your arrestyou will be asked to submit to a blood, urine, or breath test. Such tests are used to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC).

Medical Defenses to A DUI Charge In Washtenaw County

drunk driving diabetic womanThere are certain medical conditions that may make a person appear to be intoxicated. For example, some symptoms of hyperglycemia and alcohol impairment may be similar. Hyperglycemia occurs when a person's blood glucose concentration is above normal levels. A person who is suffering from hyperglycemia may experience slurred speech, blurred vision, fatigue, confusion, and fruity-smelling breath. Such symptoms may lead an officer to believe that a person is driving under the influence of alcohol.

New Michigan Law Reduces Legal BAC Limit for Snowmobilers and Recreational Drivers

Thanks to a new law signed by Governor Rick Snyder, boaters and snowmobilersThumbnail image for Ski-Mobile-Rider-3101130.jpg will be subject to stricter drunk driving violations. Changes in legislation were made to create a more level playing field for all vehicle operators. 

SCOTUS DUI Machine Ruling - Breathalyzer Machines Are Generally Accurate

Thumbnail image for breathalyzerThe Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently rejected a motorist's challenge to the reliability of the machine used in California to test the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers. The justices denied review of a state Superior Court ruling that concluded that the machines are accurate and can be used to determine if whether a driver's BAC was over the legal limit of .08%.

Your 4th Amendment Rights During a Formal Vehicle Stop for Suspicion of DUI

Police-Car-2955341.jpgMichigan residents often make the mistake of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Most drivers do not realize that even the consumption of the smallest amount of alcohol can result in a DUI.

Drunk Drivers Bill of Rights

031866702-traffic-cop-arresting-woman.jpegIf you are being investigated for driving under the influence of alcohol in Michigan, you can assert your Constitutional rights to protect yourself from a wrongful arrest and conviction. Read on to learn more.

Drunk Driving Blood Sample Search Warrant Requirements

Blood sample search warrant In 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police must obtain a warrant before subjecting a drunk driving suspect to a blood test. The ruling stems from a case that involved a man charged with drunk driving in which a blood sample was taken from him without his consent or a valid warrant.

How the Widmark Formula is Used to Determine Blood Alcohol Content Levels in Men & Women

Thumbnail image for Widmark Formula If you are arrested for drunk driving, a police officer will use a variety of investigative tools to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) level in order to obtain probable cause to formally charge you with drunk driving. Men and women BAC levels differ greatly based on several factors. In particular, the Widmark formula is used to address the different BAC levels between genders in order to obtain accurate results.

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