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Understanding Urine Tests

When a person is pulled over under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may be asked to submit to a chemical test to objectively determine whether or not they committed a criminal offense. Breathalyzers are the most common testing method. However, there are other available methods for making these determinations, including urine tests. Unfortunately, urine tests are highly prone to error and may lead to innocent individuals being unfairly accused of a crime.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI or DWI offense, an experienced legal professional can ensure that your rights and interests under the law are protected to the fullest extent. Contact Rhode Island DUI attorney Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384 today to discuss your case and learn more about how you can protect yourself against this damaging accusation.

Problems with Urine Tests

Urine tests are not frequently used in DUI arrests because of their well-documented history of result errors. However, they may still be used to obtain wrongfully incriminating results against you. The many problems with urine tests include:

  • Alcohol concentration in urine is much higher than in the blood
  • Alcohol tends to remain longer in urine than it does in blood
  • Urine tests are prone to false positives for a variety of illicit substances

These and other issues make the results of any urine test for a DUI or DWI suspect highly questionable.

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If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI based on the results of a urine test, an experienced criminal advocate may be able to have the charges against you reduced or even eliminated. Contact Rhode Island DUI lawyer Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384 to learn more about how we can help you defend yourself.