Datamaster Breath Test Errors


In Michigan DUI/OWI cases, chemical breath tests are often used to establish the blood alcohol content (BAC) of the accused. Although a roadside preliminary breathalyzer test is often used to establish probable cause for arrest, a more advanced Datamaster breath test will most likely be used back at the police station to obtain a more accurate BAC reading. Unfortunately, the Datamaster and other breathalyzer tests are not faultless, and wrongful conviction can result due to flawed test results. Grabel & Associates MI Breathalyzer Defense Lawyers aggressively defend clients accused of DUI and OWI, and will challenge faulty Datamaster breath test results.

Contact our experienced attorneys to fight back against drunk driving charges, and act quickly to secure a beneficial case outcome. Our Michigan drunk driving attorneys will aggressively fight to protect your constitutional rights and ensure you are not wrongfully convicted. Our lawyers know how the Datamaster and other breath test devices work, and we have established a reputation as one of the state’s best defense firms. Grabel attorneys combine for over 100 years of legal experience, and have extensive experience in difficult chemical testing cases.

Datamaster Breath Test in Michigan Cases

The Datamaster breath test utilizes infrared spectrophotometry to measure blood alcohol content from a person’s sample. Ethanol molecules in the chamber of the machine vibrate when the person breathes into the device, which absorb infrared energy. By taking a sample of the amount of energy combined with a person’s breath at the end of a Datamaster machine, the test can determine the amount of energy that passes through, which is affected by blood alcohol content.

Although the Datamaster breath test is more accurate than other breathalyzers and much more reliable than portable roadside tests, there are still many procedural errors that can be made, which lead to flawed results. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates understand breath test technology and how test results can affect your case, and we will do everything necessary to help you obtain the best possible result.

Problems With Datamaster Breath Technology

There are many problems associated with breath test technology, and test results are by no means perfect. First, breath test result are affected by what is in the users mouth, whether it be alcohol residue, jewelry, or leftover acidic food. People with stomach acid or other gastro-esophageal disorders can also adversely affect the results of the chemical test, along with anyone who suffers from a respiratory disorder. Diabetics can have acetone present in their breath, which makes it difficult to accurately determine blood alcohol content from a chemical test.

Secondly, a Datamaster machine is only accurate if the person administering the test knows how to use it. Improper procedures will result in inaccurate BAC readings, and not understanding the proper duration of breath samples, radio frequency interference, breath blood partition ratio, or improper calibration of the machine can lead to wrongful accusations and conviction.

By working with an attorney who understands the problems associated with chemical tests, you will ensure your rights are properly protected. We understand how medical conditions, Datamaster calibration, and other factors can affect chemical test results, and our attorneys are always available to begin fighting for you in your DUI case. Fight back against police and prosecutors who care more about convictions than justice, and prove your innocence with a talented attorney. Grabel & Associates is recognized as a premier law firm because we understand the legal issues affecting drunk driving cases, and will utilize the most innovative legal strategies to obtain a great result in your case.

Our Approach to Michigan Drunk Driving Cases

Our lawyers not only understand breath test technology, but we know how to challenge results in criminal drunk driving cases. We will investigate the details of your Datamaster examination and ensure all operators were properly trained, the machine was properly calibrated, and no medical issues or other details adversely affected the test result. We will look over every detail of your case and find the best way to challenge the accusations you are facing.

We understand how to argue in drunk driving cases and can challenge both preliminary breath tests and Datamaster police station test results. Our attorneys care about your final result and will do everything necessary to fight for your freedom. Avoid license suspension, fines, and jail time with the experienced criminal defense team at Michigan’s leading defense firm.

Contact Scott Grabel for DUI OWI DWI OUI Defense

Contact our firm right now for a free case analysis by calling us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 or contacting our team online. Ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel and learn more about how our defense strategies could help you fight Datamaster breath test results. Obtain the best possible legal representation early on in your case to avoid unnecessary penalties; contact our highly respected criminal defense firm now.