In 2013, a client of ours was charged with their 2nd DUI offense, with the prosecution claiming they had a BAC of .147.
The problem, however, is that the blood test results were not reported correctly. Fortunately for our client, we were able to obtain the hospital’s blood testing and sample preparation procedures from another case and were able to prove that the hospital had still been reporting inaccurate results.
Although our client was found guilty of having a BAC of greater than .1, he was found not guilty on driving while impaired. Thus, he was sentenced to 30 days to 6 months in jail, but was given bail due to our pending appeal.
At the appeal, the Superior Court overturned his conviction based on the inaccurate blood test reporting by the hospital. Our client received a complete acquittal.
The Importance of Science in DUI Cases
Cases like these are examples of when understanding the science behind DUI charges can make way for amazing results for our clients. Had Brian Manchester not studied the science behind blood testing and their procedures, it is very likely his client not would have been acquitted of his charges, but have been found guilty on worse charges in the first place.
If you or a loved one are facing DUI charges, contact Attorney Brian Manchester as soon as possible for a Free Strategy Session. We want to help.