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DUI - Blood and Urine Tests

DUI – Overview
DUI – Laws
DUI – Penalties
DUI - Refusal to Submit to Testing
DUI – Defenses
DUI – Automatic License Suspension
DUI - Reinstatement of License
DUI – Field Sobriety Exercises (“tests”)
DUI – Breath Tests and Breathalyzer
DUI – Blood and Urine Tests
DUI - How to Calculate Blood Alcohol Content

Blood and Urine Tests

For the most part the police use the breathalyzer to test the drug or alcohol content in a person's blood, however, if your breath test shows that you are below the legal limit they may not be satisfied with the results and may request a blood and/or urine sample to check for drugs in your system

Generally, blood analysis is the most accurate way to determine a person’s blood drug or alcohol content. On the other hand, the least accurate is the urinalysis.

Should I agree to take a Blood or Urine Test?

The decision of whether or not to take a blood or urine test rests solely on the person at risk of being charged with a DUI. Simply put, the decision is weighing the likelihood of a high drug or alcohol content result against the consequences of refusing to take the tests.
 
If you refuse, your license will be automatically suspended and the length of the suspension will depend on whether it is your first or second refusal to submit these tests. A first refusal results in a 12 month suspension. On the flip-side, if you do take a chemical test and your blood alcohol level is over .08, this is evidence that will be used against you to prove that you were driving under the influence.

**Disclaimer: The information on this page should be used as a reference only and is not intended to be legal advice. Florida criminal law is continually changing therefore some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult an Orlando criminal defense attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.**

A complete listing of all Florida Statutes can be found at: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes

Consult With an Experienced Orlando DUI Attorney

The facts of every DUI case are different and if convicted you could face jail or prison time. Because of this and other complexities in handling these types of cases, it is vitally important that you obtain representation from an Orlando DUI lawyer experienced in defending, not prosecuting these types of crimes.

If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI or other criminal offense contact Orlando DUI attorney Will Corzo or Sam Kohrs. Call toll free 877-99CK-LAW for a free consultation and explanation of your rights.

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