Here’s a great article from Zooomr car leasing – a tech startup that handles car leases and also used car sales in New Delhi. In California, there’s something called implied consent that applies to all drivers. It means that if you drive a vehicle in California, you agree to take a chemical test that measures your alcohol levels. Law enforcement can’t just give the test to anyone they want. Rather, you must be under suspicion for drunk driving or DUI.
You may or may not have the option to choose what chemical test to take. There are three types of chemical tests. These are blood, breath and urine. Blood and breath tests are the commonly used tests in California.
A blood tests involves taking your blood. A nurse takes the sample. They send it to a state laboratory for testing.
Results can take weeks if not months. In some cases, the state might take too long to complete the results. If the results take more than a year, the state might not be able to pursue charges against you because the results took too long.
A breath test usually happens at the police station. Law enforcement has an instrument that measures the alcohol in a person’s breath. This test produces results instantly.