The moment you see the flashing blue and red lights of a patrolman’s car after you’ve been drinking may stay with you forever. The feelings of anxiety and rush of adrenaline are high, and may cause you to panic. Then, when the officer asks you to step outside the vehicle and take a breath test, you wonder how the results will come out and what that means for your case. It is understandable to be hesitant to take a breath test, and to let the police rely on the results to charge you with DUI. The simple truth is the breath test results can, and are, sometimes inaccurate. When that happens, the chances of having your case dismissed are increased. If you have been charged with a DUI you should contact an attorney and make sure a thorough investigation of your case is made.
Breath testing techniques are subject to human error, and the results are not always accurate. Common mistakes made when testing your blood alcohol include:
● Improper calibration of the testing equipment.
● Improper administration of the test, including a failure to observe you for the required time period prior to administering the test.
● Having the test administered by a person not authorized or certified to do so.
● A flaw in the procedure, such as the failure to advise you of your right to refuse testing.
To determine if an error has occurred in your case, you must make request for the results and conduct an examination of the procedure. This requires the use of trained legal professionals, and perhaps an expert opinion. We work closely with knowledgeable third parties with experience analyzing results of breath tests and know where to look for flaws. When an improper process is uncovered, we use the evidence in your favor and fight for results that are satisfactory.
If you have been arrest for DUI and have questions about challenging the breath or blood test results, call our office for answers. Contact us today schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We aggressively defend you and work to maintain your driving privileges. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.