Have you been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Louisville, Kentucky? Were you asked to take a blood test to determine your level of intoxication?
If so, Suhre & Associates, LLC, can help. Our Kentucky DUI lawyers have a reputation for helping our clients beat or mitigate the consequences of a DUI charge. We’re aggressive and skilled lawyers with over a century of combined experience in criminal law; the prosecution doesn’t intimidate us.
Give our law offices a call at (502) 371-7000, and let us show you what we can do to help.
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How Can Suhre & Associates, LLC Help After a DUI Blood Test in Kentucky?
Having the right criminal defense lawyer at your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony DUI, our Louisville DUI attorneys at Suhre & Associates, LLC have extensive experience handling DUI cases involving blood tests.
When you select our firm to defend you in your DUI blood test case, here’s what you can expect we’ll do:
- Take the time to fully understand the facts and hear your side
- Examine the evidence, including police reports and blood or breathalyzer tests
- Consult with experts who can testify in your defense
- Negotiate to get the charges dismissed or lowered
- Represent you at trial if a deal isn’t possible
- Ensure due process under the law by holding the prosecution accountable for respecting your rights
A DUI is a very serious crime, and you have every reason to be concerned about the outcome. That’s why you can’t trust your case to just any Louisville criminal defense lawyer.
At Suhre & Associates, LLC, our background and deep knowledge of the law means we know what to expect and how to counter typical issues that may arise. You can trust that both your case and your future are in skilled hands.
Kentucky DUI Law: Overview
In the state of Kentucky, drivers are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle in the following scenarios:
- Blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or greater. For commercial vehicles, the BAC cannot be over .04%
- Cannot be under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance that could impair one’s ability to drive
- Cannot have any amount of illicit substances such as cocaine or methamphetamine in the blood
Other aggravating factors include:
- Driving with a blood concentration of .15% or higher
- Causing serious injury or death
- A child under 12 years old was in the vehicle
- Driving in the wrong direction or over 30 miles/hour above the speed limit
If you’re dealing with a DUI, Suhre & Associates, LLC, has the experience to help. Give us a call for a free consultation today.
Kentucky DUI Blood Test
Alcohol testing doesn’t just mean a breathalyzer. An officer may also ask you to take a blood test if they suspect that you may be inebriated. A nurse or other healthcare professional will take a sample of your blood, which will then be sent to a lab for analysis. The lab will then determine your blood alcohol concentration.
There are strict rules around who can draw the blood, how it is stored, how it is shipped, and what testing methods are acceptable.
Under Kentucky law, you have a right to refuse a blood test. If you think you have any alcohol in your system and the test may inaccurately conclude a higher level of intoxication, you shouldn’t agree to it without consulting with an attorney.
Don’t let the officers or other individuals pressure or intimidate you into agreeing to the blood test. There is a misconception that a blood test is always accurate. However, these tests can return erroneous results.
That said, if you have reason to believe your alcohol level is not over the legal limit (for example, if you know you haven’t been drinking), and you agree to a breathalyzer that comes back showing alcohol, you have a right to request an independent blood test. While it will be conducted at your cost, it’s a good way to refute the breathalyzer results.
Contact Suhre & Associates, LLC, for Help With a DUI Blood Test
A DUI can have a disastrous effect on your future. It’s not anything to take lightly. Never plead guilty to a DUI without speaking with an attorney who can ensure that your rights are respected, and your interests are protected.
At Suhre & Associates, LLC, our understanding and non-judgmental DUI blood test lawyers can help alleviate your fears and aggressively defend you against the charges.
If you’ve had your blood drawn in connection with a DUI, give us a call immediately and let us show you what we can do to help.