Understanding Urine Tests

When an individual is stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol, they are typically required to submit to a chemical test in order to objectively determine their blood alcohol content (BAC). The most common of these tests is a breathalyzer analysis. However, officers may use a range of other testing procedures, including urine tests. These tests analyze alcohol content in urine to determine BAC, but they are subject to several common issues which may render their results invalid in court.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, you need an experienced legal professional to represent your case in order to ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected. Contact the Champaign-Urbana DUI defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices today at (217) 328-6000 to learn more about what you can do to defend yourself against this damaging accusation.

Problems with Urine Tests

Urine tests have a well-documented history of problems, and their results often are dismissed in court. These problems include:

  • Concentration of alcohol in urine is naturally higher than it is in blood
  • Alcohol remains in urine longer than it does in blood
  • Urine tests often return incorrect positive results for illicit substances
  • Mistakes in the administration of the test or analysis can produce flawed results

For these reasons, any results from urine tests are subject to considerable scrutiny and a skilled and experienced attorney can help to ensure that a problematic urine test is not allowed to be presented as evidence against you without a vigorous challenge.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of driving under the influence, an experienced criminal advocate can help you to defend yourself against this damaging charge. Contact the Champaign-Urbana DUI defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 today to discuss your situation and learn more about your options under the law.