Have you refused to take a DUI breath test? Or did you take a breath test, and the results were not in your favor?
If you have been stopped by the police for suspicion of DUI, you have the option of refusing to take a breath, urine or blood test, even though your possession of a valid driver’s license implies your consent to take the test if asked to do so.
If a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the officer will probably ask you to perform a breath, blood or urine test to determine if your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit of 0.08%, or if drugs are present in your body.
The breath test has limitations and is not 100% accurate or fool proof. In order to have an accurate breathalyzer test, we must have a certified breath test operator, and the testing must be done in an ideal environment, and the machine must be properly maintained and calibrated.
As experienced DUI lawyers, we understand the limitations inherent in this machine, and how to effectively attack the breathalyzer results. Every case that involves a breath test is analyzed to determine if the actual machine used was up to date on the day you took your breath test.
* Is the inspection current?
* Is the machine in an ideal location for testing?
* Is the operator of the machine certified with a valid permit?
* Were proper protocols followed, such as observing you for 20 minutes prior to testing?
We are the DUI attorneys you need. We are skilled at challenging the reading in order to reduce or eliminate its impact against you.
Refusing to take a breath test is a double-edged sword. Not taking the test makes it harder for the prosecutor to prove his case. The police officer's observations, statements made, and field sobriety testing may or may not be enough proof to have you convicted.
On the other hand, you face a one-year suspension of your driver's license if you refused to take the breath test. In order to stop your license from being revoked, it is crucial to schedule an appointment with our DUI attorney firm as quickly as possible after being arrested.
There are several defenses that our attorneys can bring against your breathalyzer test results and DUI charges. Our firm has consistently obtained favorable results for clients who have been charged with a DUI, even after receiving a very high reading on the breath test.
With our help, you may be able to prove that your test was subject to error. We will thoroughly investigate the method in which the police officer administered the test, and the machine itself, to determine if your rights were violated or if the machine was improperly calibrated.
Breathalyzer tests can be inversely affected by an improper breath of air, the surrounding external temperature, the presence of legal medicinal substances, and your body’s partition ratio. No situation is hopeless, and our firm will fight aggressively so that you can have your DUI charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Our DUI lawyers are dedicated to the art of defending a DUI case, and we have already won thousands of cases. Contact us for more information at (888) 213-3569.
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