Blood Test – .180

Client hit a parked police car after leaving bar and admitted to 4 drinks.  Client failed sobriety tests and gave a sample of blood with an alcohol concentration of .18.  At trial, Attorney Segura was able to get DPS trooper to admit that he did not know the proper procedures for storing or transporting blood samples. There was no evidence that the blood had been refrigerated while in police possession and no explanation for delay in blood reaching crime lab.  Attorney Segura convinced the judge to suppress blood test results because a proper chain of custody could not be established. The Court then granted defense motion for Instructed Verdict of Not Guilty.

By : admin | June 1, 2020 | DUI