Chemical Testing in South Carolina
Columbia DUI Lawyer
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.