Often relied on as a primary source of evidence in DUI cases, breathalyzer tests are notoriously unreliable, and the slightest procedural error can render false results. Anyone facing drunk driving charges should contact a lawyer who understand breathalyzer and blood test technology, and question every aspect of the prosecution’s case. Our DUI lawyers in Southfield know the questions that need to be asked and violations of your rights that need to be challenged, and have the tools needed to help clients in Southfield and statewide fight back against DUI/OWI conviction. Contact our experienced defenders now and learn more about breathalyzer and BAC test problems and how you can be sure you are protected against flawed evidence in your specific drunk driving case. Don’t wait to work with a lawyer, as the early stages of an investigation are critical, and never speak to police before getting in touch with a member of our team. Protect yourself and guard your future, call Grabel & Associates now for Southfield DUI defense.
Trial lawyer Scott Grabel has spent over a decade protecting those accused of serious criminal offenses in Southfield and statewide, and has worked in many DUI, OWI, and Felony DUI cases. Along with the rest of our highly skilled team, Scott Grabel is educated in the latest forms of breath and blood test technology, as well as the problems that can arise when attempting to test BAC in a drunk driving case. Work with our team and gain access to some of the most respected attorneys in the state. Our lawyers will look at every detail of your case and find the details that you need to focus on in your defense if you want to achieve a beneficial result. Let us handle every stage of your case and guide you through the steps you need to take to fight wrongful conviction cause by BAC testing. We are always available to begin working with clients in Southfield DUI cases.
Breathalyzer tests measure the amount of alcohol in a person’s body, usually using some form of infrared light, semiconductor, or electrical current. Roadside breath tests are the most unreliable, and are rarely admissible in court, though secondary breath or blood tests are usually done following an arrest. Most secondary tests will use an infrared breath test, as these are the most reliable of the three. There are issues with any breathalyzer test however, due to mechanical or human error, and it is critical that you work with a lawyer who can identify what type of breath test was used in your case, and how it may have led to a false positive or exaggerated result.
There are a number of issues with BAC tests, particularly breathalyzer tests. Obviously, if procedures are not followed or machines are not properly calibrated, false readings will be produced. It is also possible that the officer doesn’t know how to use or read the machine, often because their license to operate the machine has expired. There are also issues like mouth alcohol and certain dietary considerations which can lead to a higher reading than what would be accurate. Rising blood alcohol is also an issue, as BAC continues to rise with time, and a person may drive sober but be slightly intoxicated by the time a test is performed.
Always speak to a lawyer as soon as you can and protect against these and other issues surrounding BAC test in Southfield. Grabel & Associates can protect you or your loved one against wrongful conviction.
It is very rarely a good idea to refuse to take a breathalyzer test. If you don’t think the officer has probable cause to administer a test, contact your lawyer – though it may work to your advantage to take the test and then later prove that probable cause did not exist. If you refuse to take a breath test, police will then have probable cause to assume you are intoxicated, plus you will face additional penalties for refusing to take the test. Speak to a lawyer before trying to take action in your case.
There is a lot that can go wrong with a BAC test, and only by looking at your unique case can our lawyers determine the best course of action. Our lawyers never seek to do less work for you, and will explore every avenue possible in considering what needs to be done to protect you. Our proven results are the product of hours upon hours of hard work in complex cases. Let us work with you and ensure you receive the best possible DUI defense.
To learn more about breath and blood tests and the defense strategies that could work in your case, call 1-800-342-7896 now. You can also contact our Southfield drunk driving defense lawyers online. Get the information you need to achieve a great case outcome – call or contact us online as soon as you can.