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Blood Testing For BAC in Nashville

Blood Test for BAC in TennesseeIt is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more on the public streets and roadways in Tennessee. To determine BAC, there are basically three types of test: 1) breath, 2) blood, and 3) urine.  To prove that the BAC is .08% or higher, the police officer may test your BAC by taking a sample of blood.

Blood Testing for BAC

Blood testing is the second most common source of testing to determine BAC in Tennessee. The police officer will transport the suspect to a hospital, and a phlebotomist will draw a sample of the driver’s blood to be sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for chemical analysis. The TBI crime lab will check the blood for alcohol concentration, and the presence of drugs that can affect a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.  The driver will be charged with DUI pending the blood results.  Tennessee Implied Consent Law requires that you submit to a chemical test to determine your alcohol and/or drug levels if you are operating a vehicle on the public streets; if you refuse to submit to a blood test for alcohol testing at the request of the police officer, you will lose your driving privileges for a year.

Hire a Nashville DUI Lawyer

The blood test is not fool-proof, and there are numerous reasons that the BAC results are incorrect.  An experienced DUI lawyer at Turner Law Offices, P.C. will review the blood testing, and determine any defenses you have related to the drawing of your blood for BAC purposes.  Speak with one of our DUI attorneys today for a free, no obligation consultation.

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