Blood Draws and DUI
There Is No Option For DWI Blood Test Refusal…
If you are pulled over and suspected of drunk driving, the police will
ask you to take a Breathalyzer test. In the past, you could refuse the
test and deal with the consequences of refusal. However, the laws in El
Paso have changed. Now, if you refuse a Breathalyzer, the police can request
a warrant to draw and test your blood for alcohol.
As citizens, we are all obligated to respect the new blood draw rules.
However, the police must operate within the parameters of the law as well.
This means if you were forced to give a blood sample due to suspected
DUI, the police must follow strict protocol in obtaining a warrant, drawing
the blood, testing the blood and recording the results. If any step is
not executed according to procedure, you can challenge the evidence and
request it be thrown out.
…But We Can Challenge The Legality Of The Test
At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we are here to protect the rights of
those accused of DWI. As experienced criminal defenders, we know that
police can often intentionally or mistakenly sidestep protocol to obtain
the evidence they need for conviction. When this happens, it grossly violates
the rights of the accused. United States laws do not tolerate this type
of violation, and neither do our lawyers.
If you have been subject to a DWI blood draw, contact our Texas law firm
to discuss your case. We may be able to obtain the evidence necessary
to have your charges dropped. However, in the event the blood draw was
done according to the rules, we are still equipped to help you mitigate
the consequences of your DWI.
Contact Our El Paso DUI Blood Testing Attorneys
Contact our blood draws and DUI lawyers today at 915-308-8850. The sooner we start
fighting your charges, the better chance we have for a successful outcome.