You are probably wondering how a judge will convict a driver based on urinalysis if the test is so unreliable. Their justification lies in the words of the statute (law) as written by the DC City Council. According to the law, a person is “per se” intoxicated if their BAC is 0.10 or higher based upon urine testing. If the score is 0.25 or higher, there is a mandatory minimum of five days in jail upon conviction. If the urine score is 0.32 or higher, there is a mandatory minimum of 10 days in jail upon conviction of a Washington, DC DUI charge.
While, these sound like extremely high scores, you need to remember that they have very little relation to your actual BAC and could much lower if they were done accurately. With mandatory jail time and other consequences, it important to hire a Washington, DC DUI attorney who knows about the problems with urine testing in drunk driving cases and is willing to fight the charges at trial if necessary. You can’t win by taking bad plea deals. Always remember than an arrest is not a conviction.