DUII Not Guilty .15% BAC - Blood Alcohol Content


Randall Snow won another DUII last week when a jury returned a Not Guilty verdict in 10 minutes.  An expert witness for the State concluded that defendant was between .11% and .24% BAC (blood alcohol content) at the time of driving.  The State’s expert referred to this as “retrograde extrapolation,” meaning that, while the breath test may be taken an hour or more after police contact, the BAC at the time of driving is most relevant.

“Retrograde extrapolation has been noted in medical journals as dubious,” Snow pointed out. Under cross-examination, Snow had the State’s expert admit as much, and he also pointed out other issues with the operation of the breath test.  The Polk Co jury took little time to return a verdict of Not Guilty.

Randall Snow is a partner in the law firm of Harris, Wyatt, Amala, LLC and has been in practice for thirteen years in Salem and throughout the State of Oregon. Information about the " Actual Cases" is provided here only for educational purposes related to real life situations in DUI defense. This information should not be interpreted as having the same results for your case, legal advice, nor substituted for the specific legal advice of an experienced attorney.

Gig Wyatt, Attorney at Law
Randy Snow, Attorney at Law
Salem DUI Attorney, DUI and Criminal Defense


Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
5778 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97306
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