Following an incident where an officer with the Missouri State Highway Patrol made an independent decision to have a hospital perform a blood test on a DUI suspect, without first obtaining a warrant, the state of Missouri and more than 30 other states joined together to ask the Supreme Court to give officers full discretion when drawing blood samples from suspected DUI offenders. As of April 17th, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officers must continue to obtain a warrant in order to take a blood sample from drivers who have been stopped for allegedly driving under the influence. In fact, eight of the nine Supreme Court justices agreed that warrantless blood tests would violate an individual's Constitutional rights.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, we strongly advise you consult with an experienced DUI attorney at Paul W. Burmaster P.A., as soon as possible. No matter what circumstances led to your arrest, and regardless of whether or not you failed any of the field sobriety tests, your blood and breath tests showed your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit or you simply refused to submit to testing, it is in your best interest to contact our firm at once. When you contact us, attorney Paul W. Burmaster will be able to thoroughly review your case and build a strategy to challenge everything from the validity of your stop, to the administration of field sobriety tests, to your arrest, to testing procedures and any other evidence that led to your DUI charge.
With more than 20 years experience successfully defending clients against all types of DUI charges, our firm is more than qualified to provide you with the aggressive defense you need. Contact a Kansas City DUI lawyer at our firm today in order to schedule a consultation.