Chemical Testing in South Carolina

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Chemical tests consist of a number of different processes, and they are designed to scientifically determine an individual's BAC (blood alcohol content). If you are arrested for DUI, then you may be subject to chemical testing in order to determine your intoxication level, and possibly to have your charges increased. Facing charges of drunk driving can pose significant difficulties in your life, your future could be damaged, your career could be severely hurt, and you could suffer other consequences if you are convicted.

You need a lawyer on your side who knows the process, that has experience in this area, and that can fight aggressively for your rights. The legal team at The Laubshire Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to serving clients and helping them achieve the results that they need. You need to retain the services of Attorney Laubshire as soon as possible. The sooner you retain his skilled services, the more time he and his team will have to build a strong defense of your case. It is important to recognize the significance of chemical testing in the situation that you face.

Breath & Blood Tests

Two of the more common types of chemical test that are used to determine BAC are the breath and the blood test.

Datamaster Breath Test
In the state of South Carolina, the only legal breath test device is known as the Datamaster (DMT). This type of breath test utilizes an infrared technology in order to calculate the amount of alcohol in a driver's breath. A breathalyzer is used to determine the amount of alcohol in a person's system, by a reading of alcohol on their breath. While this may seem like a highly scientific form of testing, it is crucial to recognize that the readings obtained through this test are often highly unreliable. Breath tests measure the amount of alcohol on a person's breath, therefore the reading can be drastically affected by a small amount of alcohol still remaining in a person's mouth.

Blood or Urine Test

If you are unconscious or otherwise unable to provide a breath sample, or if you request a blood test after taking a breath test, a blood test may be taken from you at a local hospital. Likewise, if you provide a breath sample of alcohol below a prosecutable limit, but have provided the arresting officer with evidence that you may be under the influence of drugs or other intoxicants, you may be given a urine test at a local hospital to check for the presence of drugs in your system.

While these tests have certain advantages and disadvantages over the breath test, it is crucial to recognize that when people are conducting the test and handling evidence, there is always the possibility of human error.

Former DUI Prosecutor

Attorney Laubshire is a skilled Columbia DUI lawyer, and he has the experience that you need on your side. He is a former DUI prosecutor where he practiced in pursuing charges against an individual to secure a conviction. This is a tremendous advantage to you as he has spent many hours on the other side of the courtroom. He knows how to build a defense of your case that is specifically designed to fight the allegations against you, and to attack the prosecution's case. Your situation is important to him, and you will receive representation that is based off of hard work and diligence.

In addition to his experience as a prosecutor, Attorney Laubshire also has ten years of experience as a local police officer. He knows the signs of intoxication; he also knows how police officers will gather evidence against an individual. You need to ensure that you have experienced representation on your side, and this is what you will receive when you choose The Laubshire Law Firm, LLC. They also offer a free case evaluation so that you may receive some information regarding how they may approach your case before making any financial commitment to the firm.

Contact the Columbia firm today to retain their services and fight the criminal charges against you.


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Don’t Risk Your Freedom – DUI Penalties Can Be Severe

For drunk driving convictions, you can suffer a permanent record on your traffic record and criminal record. You can face this and many other DUI penalties if you are convicted. Many of your freedoms are at risk, but you have many rights. A Columbia, SC DUI lawyer from The Laubshire Law Firm, LLC can take every step to protect your rights. If you choose to be represented by our DUI defense firm, you can trust us to work tirelessly for you. We will make every effort to defend your freedom.

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