Forensic Alcohol Expert 2017-05-07T05:03:41+00:00

Forensic Alcohol Expert

forensic alcohol expert

The Purpose of  A Forensic Alcohol Expert.

When preparing for an “Administrative Per Se” or “Zero Tolerance” hearing, one of the most difficult hurdles facing a California driver is the successful attack of the blood, breath, or urine evidence in their case. As discussed in other chapters of this web site, California Law mandates that a driver who is legally arrested for suspicion of DUI, is on probation for a previous DUI or, is under the age of 21; must submit to a chemical test to determine the level of alcohol in his or her blood.

Once the driver has complied and allowed a chemical test to be taken, the results of that test become an essential piece of evidence used by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to justify (sustain) the complete suspension of that person’s driving privilege.

Why Do I Need a Forensic Alcohol Expert?

As your administrative hearing begins, the DMV hearing officer is permitted to assume that the blood, breath, or urine test was properly administered and that the evidence was properly seized. The hearing officer will assume that the technician who analyzes the samples is properly trained and certified. The hearing officer will assume that the equipment used in the collection and analysis of the samples was properly calibrated and maintained. Essentially, the DMV hearing officer is permitted to assume that everybody performed their job correctly; everything was processed properly and that the alcohol evidence against you is 100% correct. If necessary, the DMV can subpoena experts from the individual police agencies and/or crime labs to support this presumption.

    • Blood, breath & urine tests may be inaccurate. Fight it!!!

California Law mandates that a person facing the suspension or revocation of their driving privilege be permitted to defend themselves, and further, that they be permitted to rebut the evidence against them.

A Forensic Alcohol Expert Can Attack Inaccurate Results.

Forensic Alcohol Experts Increase Your Chances of Success at a Hearing.

Attacking the accuracy and reliability of scientific evidence is the job of the Forensic Alcohol Expert, sometimes referred to as a Forensic Toxicologist. A Forensic Alcohol Expert is a scientist with expertise in analyzing and determining the presence of alcohol in blood, breath, or urine samples. Properly presented at a DMV administrative hearing, the testimony of a Forensic Alcohol Expert can be vital in proving that a chemical test was not properly administered or that the evidence collected is not reliable.


Meet Our Forensic Alcohol Expert.

California Drivers Advocates is proud to utilize the services of a Forensic Alcohol/DUI Expert with more than 28 years of experience in the field of alcohol analysis. CDA’s expert holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemistry and has attended numerous training classes and seminars in the field of alcohol analysis.

Over the span of 20 years, he was a blood alcohol analyst for a major law enforcement agency. In that capacity, he analyzed literally thousands of blood and urine samples for alcohol levels. He has received extensive training in the area of breath testing principles, procedures, and accuracy. He was responsible for the training and certification of police officers in the use of various breath machines.

After retiring from public service, our scientist entered private practice as a Forensic Alcohol Consultant/DUI Expert and has built a reputation for honesty and integrity that makes him a credible expert in the eyes of the DMV. Qualified as an expert witness in virtually every county in Southern California, he has testified in the defense of California drivers in more than 500 court cases and more than 200 DMV administrative hearings. He is sought out by some of the most prominent DUI law firms in California because he is known for his accuracy, professionalism, and devotion to the science of blood alcohol analysis.

If the DMV is Your Problem, California Drivers Advocates is Your Solution!!!

Please contact us if you recently got a DUI, a notice of suspension or you just have a question about the DMV or your driving privilege.

We’ll be happy to answer your questions at no cost or obligation. If we can’t help, we’ll at least tell you about your other options.

All submissions are confidential. Our team typically replies within 24 hours.