Illegal Blood Tests: Can Police Force Me to take a Blood Test for DUI?
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In Florida, there are only certain instances that allow the police to force you to have a blood test to measure your BAC (blood alcohol content).
Florida law prohibits the police from taking your blood for a DUI investigation unless there has been a death or serious bodily injury, and reasonable cause to believe that you were under the influence of alcohol to the extent that your normal faculties were impaired.
The Florida Statute Section 316.1933 reads:
"... if a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a motor vehicle driven by or in the actual physical control of a person under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substances has caused the death or serious bodily injury of a human being, such person shall submit, upon request of a law enforcement officer, to a test of the person's blood..."
If the State cannot show that there was probable cause that there was a death or serious bodily injury the blood draw may have been illegal, and if so, the evidence is inadmissible.
Have you been charged with DUI after the police forced you to have a blood test? Your case may have the potential for a dismissal if the police violated your constitutional rights.
I urge you to contact my firm, Jonathan Blecher, P.A., at once if you are facing charges and the police forced you to have a blood test. I am zealous about protecting the rights of my clients, and if you are a victim of a rights violation, you can be confident that this will be brought to the attention of the court. If the evidence of intoxication is the result of an illegal blood draw, this evidence can be deemed inadmissible. You deserve to find out if your case could be dismissed, and I will review all of the facts in your case to determine if you are a victim of a rights violation.
Why Work with Jonathan Blecher, P.A.?
I am a top-rated Miami DUI defense lawyer, and I am proud of my many successes defending my clients arrested after a blood test that was illegally administered. With a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, and an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, you can be confident that your case is being defended by a highly professional Miami DUI lawyer with a long record of successes.
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If you were subject to a blood test for suspected DUI, then you need to contact my firm, Jonathan Blecher, P.A., for a tough defense. Having served as defense counsel in over 3,000 DUI cases, I have been challenging illegally obtained blood test results successfully for many years. Call my firm for a free, no obligation consultation about your case. Your freedom, your reputation, and your ability to operate a vehicle in the future are all at stake. These are difficult cases, and you may believe you have little hope of avoiding conviction. In reality, however, if my investigation can show that your rights were violated, the blood test evidence may be inadmissible. Without evidence, there is no case.
Contact my firm today for a free case consultation. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
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