If you have been placed under arrest because an officer believes that you are in violation of Minnesota DWI or DUI laws you will be required to take a test to determine your blood alcohol concentration. A police officer can only demand a test when there is probable cause to believe that the individual is under the influence. If an officer asks you to take a test, it will be a breath, blood or urine test. It is the officer’s decision which of the three tests will be offered, not yours.
In Minnesota, it is considered a crime for someone to refuse to take a breath test. However, it is not a crime if someone refuses a blood or urine test unless they refuse to do both. In other words, someone could refuse to take a blood test, but then they must submit to a urine test and vice versa.
There are numerous reasons that each of the three different tests could give flawed results. In order for there to be a valid sample, officers must follow specific and rigid procedures to ensure that each of the tests gives an accurate result. Observation periods and collection procedures can be extremely important to determine if the test was given correctly.
If the police do not follow the correct procedures while attempting to obtain your blood alcohol concentration, the results of the test may be invalid. It is important to have a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the different tests and testing procedures to help you determine if the test results given are accurate or if they can be challenged. Contact the experienced Minneapolis DWI Lawyers at Sieben Edmunds today.
Minneapolis DWI Defense
The attorneys at Sieben Edmunds are skilled in the laws pertaining to blood alcohol concentration testing. Accurate blood alcohol concentration testing can be pivotal to winning your DWI or DUI case. With knowledge of the law and procedures, Sieben Edmunds has been able to win numerous DWI and DUI cases. Call today to schedule a case review.