Michigan Drunk Driving DataMaster
Most people believe that police officers always do their job correctly, but sometimes they don't. This isn't necessarily intentional, but sometimes you get an inexperienced cop or someone who simply doesn't have a total grasp of what they need to do. This is why a good DUI attorney in Michigan will ask questions about the chemical testing and the procedure and interactions that were involved. Here are some questions.
- Did you take a DataMaster breath test, a blood test, or perhaps a urine test at the request of the police after you were arrested to determine your alcohol level?
- Why did you agree to take their test? What did the officer tell you?
- Did he or she tell you that you would lose your driver’s license if you refused?
- Did the officer mention that after you took the police-administered test that you could have a person of your own choosing administer an independent test?
- Your chemical test rights are spelled out on the back of your temporary paper driver’s license. Were these rights read to you in their entirety?
- Was there any section that the officer omitted?
- Were you unclear about your rights?
- Did you ask the officer to repeat or explain them? Did he or she?
- Once you took the officer’s chemical test, did you ask to take an independent blood or urine test of your own? (See §6.19.)
- Did police talk you out of your request for your own chemical test? Did they simply leave the area after your request?
- Were you permitted to get your own test? If so, where? Did the police hinder or delay you in contacting your doctor, clinic, or hospital to get your own test?