Alcohol takes time to absorb, and it takes time to dissipate. The same is true for drugs, either prescription, over-the-counter, or illicit. Due to this absorption, a test of your blood, breath or urine will not accurately reflect the amount of alcohol or drugs in your system at the time of driving. Alcohol must be fully absorbed into your system before it starts to be eliminated. As it continues to absorb, your test result may rise significantly by the time you are tested.
Based on the problems of absorption, you may want to have independent blood or urine analysis conducted as soon as possible after your release from custody. The results may be able to be used to refute the government’s chemical test results. Blood and/or urine tests may be obtained from your doctor or a private laboratory. In Nebraska, you may request your own independent test at your expense after the officer has completed his test. The officer is not required to assist you but may not interfere with your ability to obtain an independent test.
If you’re facing a DUI charge, you need someone with experience to help you. At Island Law Office, PC, LLO, we have the only attorney in Western Nebraska who is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense. At Island Law Office, PC, LLO, we understand the science and common mistakes made in a DUI investigation. When you’re faced with a DUI and the loss of your license, you need someone who understands the charge. You need Island Law Office, PC, LLO.
Bell Island is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law and has lived in Scotts Bluff County since 1994. Bell started in the Scotts Bluff County Public Defender's office and opened his own practice in 1999. Bell continues to represent clients in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Divorce and Family law, and Probate, matters. Read More
For even the most seasoned attorney admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska, defending DUI cases has always presented special challenges. Today mounting a successful defense is more difficult than ever. Now you have the advantage with Nebraska DUI Defense: The Law and Practice. This text and supplementary DVD contain the most important information to help you attain a successful verdict.
Written by Bell Island and James Nesci, both members of the National College for DUI Defense, Nebraska DUI Defense: The Law and Practice ensures that you understand the chemical, biological and technological concepts and issues underlying DUI prosecution and defense in the State of Nebraska. The authors provide the most up-to-date information available on key areas of DUI law in Nebraska including: DUI Investigations, Driving and Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Recognition, Evaluation and Chemical Testing, Blood Alcohol Calculations, Pre-trial Investigations and Motions, Practice, Plea Offers and Agreements, DUI Trial Procedures, and more. Read More
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