Fighting WI DUI Blood Test Results
In Wisconsin, police officers are allowed to take a blood sample to determine if you were driving drunk. You give up this right when you obtain an driver’s license under the Implied Consent Law. After your blood is drawn, it is sent to the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and tested to determine your blood alcohol concentration. If the police officers requested a test for alcohol only you should expect to receive your test results back in 2-3 weeks. If a request was made for a drug panel to be performed, you should expect to wait anywhere from 9 months to a year for a result.
Blood results are widely considered to be the most accurate test for determining alcohol and drug levels. An experienced Wisconsin DUI Lawyer will know how to level the playing field by analyzing your results and the procedures used to determine if any defenses exist to attack the blood result.
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Typical information requested and usually received from the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene include:
1.) The standard operating procedure for the laboratory;
2.) What method of analysis is was used to analyze your sample;
3.) Any “bench notes” analysts often make notes at the time of the test.
4.) Results of the testing of control or blank samples;
5.)The chromatograms of the test of your sample;
6.) Results of specificity/interference testing;
7.) A copy of when calibration tests were run;
8.) History of maintenance on the machine;
9.) The chain of custody of your sample i.e. who handled your sample.
10.) Testing records: proficiency tests
11.) Any directions used as a reference while running your sample.
You should never assume that your case is a lost cause. It is not. We attack and have success with no-win scenarios everyday. The first step is call an experienced Wisconsin DUI Attorney and get them fighting for you.
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A DUI is a serious charge, but your Milwaukee DUI lawyer will know exactly what evidence to examine in order to build a better defense for you against the state’s prosecution. Fill out the form on this page to get in touch with the qualified Milwaukee DUI attorneys at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.