The California Supreme Court has given the go ahead to Los Angeles DUI defense attorneys to question the reliability of breathalyzers used in Southern California DUI arrests. The case, California v. Neal, was decided by the justices. This new ruling now allows top notch Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys to question the actual reliability of this test. For too long the common breathalyzer has been seen to be pretty much infallible by courts. This new ruling will allow the jury to hear from experts presented by the defense which will raise doubts as to the validity of the test.
Upon arrest, most police agencies take the Los Angeles DUI suspect to a police station and require a sample of either blood or breath. Now, the breath test results can be aggressively attacked.
It is extremely important if you are arrested in Southern California for driving under the influence that you immediately hire a pre-filing DUI defense attorney. That attorney can bring facts to the attention of the prosecutor which may lessen the potential charges. After the Supreme Court’s decision, a Pasadena DUI which resulted from a breathalyzer test can be attacked by an attorney.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles or you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.