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Faulty OC Blood-Alcohol Tests Affect California DUIs

The Orange County Crime Lab has reported that, between May and October of this year, its testing of blood-alcohol in DUI cases has produced flawed results. Calibration errors in testing equipment produced blood-alcohol testing results approximately 0.01 percent higher than the actual blood-alcohol content. Continue reading

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What are Title 17 Violations?

When someone gets stopped on suspicion of a DUI and law enforcement initiates blood, breath and urine tests, the officer must follow the procedures set forth in Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations. The purpose of Title 17 is to ensure that DUI chemical tests are as accurate as possible. A violation of the procedures established in Title 17 can cause inaccurate blood alcohol test results providing for a possible defense to DUI charges. Continue reading

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