Breath & Blood Tests
DWI Defense Lawyer in Poughkeepsie, NY
Chemical tests are an important tool used by law enforcement agencies to
provide evidence that a motorist is
driving while intoxicated (DWI) or under the influence of drugs. At Michael R. Varble & Associates,
P.C., our Poughkeepsie DWI attorneys focus on challenging the evidence
of chemical tests in order to have charges dismissed or reduced.
Charged for DWI?
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Chemical Test Refusals in New York
The state of New York enforces what is known as the law of implied consent.
This law requires any driver who is arrested under suspicion of DWI to
submit to a chemical test – including breath and blood tests –
when asked by an officer. While you have the right to refuse a chemical
test, the implied consent law will subject you to penalties for doing
so. Drivers who refuse chemical tests, for example, may have their licenses
automatically suspended and revoked for a minimum of one year.
Challenging Chemical Tests in Hudson Valley
Challenging chemical test results can be part of an effective defense.
Although breath and blood tests are used widely throughout the country
to test drivers for impairment, they are far from perfect. In some cases,
these tests can result in inaccurate readings, especially when equipment
hasn't been calibrated or properly maintained. Our legal team works
to secure calibration records for testing equipment and conducts full
evaluations of chemical test results when defending clients charged for DWI.
An attorney from our firm can help you learn more about chemical tests,
your rights, and the steps you can take to protect your freedom and future.
To speak with an experienced DWI lawyer about your case, call 888-900-6204
or fill out a
free case evaluation form today.