Driving under the influence is one crime today that many Americans are familiar with. However, they are not actually familiar with all aspects of the crime itself, which include its frequency, where and how it occurs, and the laws that are associated with the crime. For example, many people only believe that they can be charged for a DUI crime while only behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, such as a car, or SUV. Yet, that ideology is completely incorrect, which is beginning to be seen in more and more cases today.
One aspect of DUI laws and regulations that individuals should be familiar with is that of the testing aspect of a DUI investigation. When we discuss testing in the premise of a DUI crime we generally mean either a blood test, a urinalysis, or a breath test, which ultimately will produce results that not only show whether an individual is under the influence or not, but also if so what substance was present in their body. Today, many people simply submit to these tests under the instruction of law enforcement officers, but they also have the right to refuse participation in these in the initial stage of their DUI case.
What The Law Says About Your Options
However, many individuals are completely unaware that they actually have the option to have a blood, breath and, or urine test done by their own accord. Within the law, it states that at an individual has the ability to seek out these forms of testing to be done by a physician, which can be used as evidentiary support within the court of law. While, yes, you will still have to submit to testing done by law enforcement officials, but you can request to have your own, private testing done in order to help show the facts of your case at hand.
Remember to take this aspect of DUI law into consideration if you are believed to be driving under the influence. From there, it is extremely important not only for your present situation, but your future as well that you seek out an experienced, and dedicated DUI attorney to help stand by your side who will fight for your rights, and your case from start to finish.
When you have been charged with a criminal offense, you want an experienced defense lawyer protecting your rights every step of the way. I am attorney Michael V. Worgul, and from my offices in Pittsburgh, I have dedicated my entire career to criminal defense. Having handled over 1,000 cases, I know what to expect in court and I am not afraid of a challenge. To start your case call 1-855-DUI-CRIM today!