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How a Doctor May Be Able to Help in Your Virginia DUI Case

Being arrested for a DUI in Virginia doesn't mean that all hope is lost. Although it is tough defending a drunk driving case, it is not impossible. This is why it is important to become educated on drunk driving defenses and to speak with an attorney who is experienced in Virginia DUI laws.

Did you know that a doctor may be able to help your drunk driving defense in Virginia?

Although most people do not like going to a doctor's appointment, doctors may be one of the helpful tools in defending your DUI case. Someone who understands our body's anatomy and the principles of biology and physiology may be able to detect errors in DUI breath tests.

If you have suffered from acid reflux, heartburn or GERD, it could cause a false reading on the machine. The reading on the breathalyzer may not reflect your accurate blood alcohol level, as an error from one of these conditions could have negatively affected the test. Sometimes you may not know that you suffer from one of these conditions until you are diagnosed. This is why it is important that you get evaluated for stomach conditions, GERD, and acid reflux.

If it is determined that you have GERD or another condition, a Virginia drunk driving attorney will be able to use this evidence in defending your DUI case.

It is also important to go to your dentist after a DUI for a dental evaluation. Sometimes, dental pockets, cavities, gingivitis and other dental conditions can cause a condition called residual mouth alcohol. If you have this problem, a breath test can cause false readings showing inaccurate alcohol levels.

Doctors and dentists may be able to help prove your innocence or the false readings that led to your DUI arrest.

If you have any one of these above mentioned conditions, it is important that you discuss this with your Virginia DUI lawyer so that your attorney may be able to use this defense in your case.

If you are arrested for DUI in Northern Virginia, please call the Wilson Law Firm today at (800) DUI - LWYR or (703) 361-6100. One of our experienced Manassas DUI attorneys will be able to discuss the details of your case in a free, no obligation consultation.

Also, make sure your order attorney T. Kevin Wilson's book: DUI/DWI Arrest Survival Guide - The Guilt Myth. You can obtain this book FREE by requesting it on our website.

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