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Chemical Test Admissibility Requirements

DUI or DWI charges are very serious and even the accusation might compromise your professional or personal life. The evidence that law enforcement officers use to justify your arrest might seem to be infallible, but the truth of the matter is that the violation of procedures may render apparently conclusive evidence inadmissible. Moreover, many of the chemical tests that might be administered to assess a suspect’s level of intoxication are susceptible to errors or otherwise unreliable.

For passionately committed legal representation if you have been charged with DWI or related charges, contact Rhode Island DUI defense attorney, Matthew Marin, at 401-287-4384 today to discuss your case, free of charge. You do not have to go through this difficult time alone. Call today to get the help you need.

Criteria that Chemical Tests Must Meet

If you have been pulled over and issued a DUI, you could be subjected to a breath, blood, saliva, or urine test. According to the law of the state of Rhode Island, a chemical test must meet 4 criteria in order to be admitted as evidence in a trial. These are that:

  • The defendant consented to the test
  • The defendant was given a copy of the results of the test within a certain time frame
  • Test methods and personnel were approved by the Rhode Island department of health
  • The defendant was made aware of the opportunity to have another test administered

Any chemical test that you are given must meet all of these requirements in order for it to be valid during your trial.

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If you or someone you love is facing a DUI case and needs serious representation, contact knowledgeable Rhode Island DUI defense attorney, Matthew Marin, by calling 401-287-4384.