As the most commonly used device for police officers to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers, it is of critical importance that breathalyzers are well maintained and properly operated. When used improperly or not regularly tested for accuracy, breathalyzers can yield inaccurate results that too often result in a legally sober driver being arrested and charged with a DUI or DWI.
Both DUI and DWI charges carry serious consequences should a conviction be achieved against an individual. It is critical, then, that anyone charged with a DUI or DWI retain experienced legal representation as early on in the legal process as possible so that he or she may challenge any disputed aspect of his or her arrest, including the breathalyzer test.
Common Inaccuracies of Breathalyzer Tests
Like any other piece of technology, it is required that the individual operating a breathalyzer have the capacity and training to correctly administer the test. Among the most commonly reported reasons for an inaccurate breathalyzer test are as follows:
- Poor machine calibration
- Incorrect input of an individual’s weight
- Non-representative concentration on an individual’s breath
Our Dallas criminal defense attorneys have the experience and resources to challenge any aspects of your arrest, including the breathalyzer test.
Consult a Dallas DUI Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas DUI defense attorneys will aggressively challenge each and every aspect of your arrest in order to protect your rights throughout the legal process. To discuss the particulars of your arrest with one of our Dallas criminal defense attorneys, please call our offices at (214) 845-7007 today.