Much to my relief, my defense attorney at Dummit Fradin let me know the real facts of my blood test and how inaccurate it could be.
The breathalyzer that is usually given after a DWI stop is used to determine the blood alcohol content of a driver suspected of a DWI, but the same indicator of impairment one measures on a person’s breath doesn’t often match the amount of alcohol found in the blood test. This is because while the breathalyzer measures the amount of alcohol in your “alveoli air”, a blood test taken by a needle measures the alcohol circulating through your entire body.
North Carolina relies on blood test involving DWI charges where an accident is involved, usually because the driver in question is often unable to take a breathalyzer test after a collision. But does a blood test taken yield a more accurate result?
As my DWI defense attorney revealed: not really.
The blood test when applied to whether or not a driver caused a car wreck while they were impaired can be skewed by the events of the accident itself. In fact, there are so many things that will cause the results of a blood test to be inaccurate it is often surprising when we learn about them in greater detail.
For example, the chemical preservative used in the vial blood is often collected in can create errors when it is time to measure the blood alcohol content. Another instance is if the blood was drawn in the emergency room by a nurse who used an alcohol antiseptic to sterilize the skin before inserting the needle. There are so many different things that may result in a false positive or an inaccurate test when blood is taken to determine if a driver was inebriated during an accident, including if the driver lost a substantial amount of blood or is naturally anemic.
Much to my relief I was shown to be correct about the amount of alcohol in my blood when my test results were finally reported to my defense attorney. Having defended myself from incrimination and with the help of my DWI defense provided by Dummit Fradin, we were able to prove that the police and the state of North Carolina had not collected enough evidence to prove that I was driving impaired.
Thanks to the help of my DWI attorney, I was able to keep going on with my life. I owe Dummit Fradin so much for helping me find the peace of mind I was looking for and ensuring that my rights, my reputation, and my future were protected.