Kalamazoo Breathalyzer Attorney - BAC Tests
Most drunk driving cases rely heavily on evidence from blood or breath BAC (bodily alcohol content) evidence, and usually, the prosecution brings BAC test evidence into court at some point. Breathalyzer and other BAC tests are notoriously unreliable, however, and anyone who is accused of a DUI based on breath or blood test evidence should fight back with an experienced defense attorney. Grabel & Associates knows how breath test technology works and we are familiar with the many problems involved with BAC test results. Our lawyers know how to challenge false accusations based on breathalyzer/BAC tests in Kalamazoo, and we are ready right now to begin advising you on how to fight drunk driving conviction after allegations of intoxicated driving. Contact our 24/7 hotline now or contact Grabel & Associates online and learn more about some of the issues commonly found in cases involving breathalyzer/BAC testing, and what you can do to fight back against police and prosecutors in your unique DUI case in Kalamazoo.
Founding attorney Scott Grabel knows how to win in even the toughest drunk driving cases statewide, because he has been defending clients in DUI/OWI cases for over 15 years. Since founding our firm over a decade and a half ago, Scott Grabel has dedicated his career to protecting clients in Kalamazoo and statewide from wrongful conviction and excessive penalties. Whatever the specific details of your case may be, our talented trial lawyers are available right now to begin directing your next steps as you fight for a great case result. Call 1-800-342-7896 right now for a free initial case consultation, or contact our firm online to set up a free initial consultation at a time that works for you. The Grabel & Associates DUI defense team will help you look over every detail of your case and determine whether or not breathalyzer/BAC issues are a factor.
Breath Tests Used in Drunk Driving Cases
Usually, a preliminary breath test will be utilized to establish probable cause for arrest, usually on the side of the road after a person is pulled over for drunk driving. The roadside breath test is so notoriously unreliable, that the results from it are not admissible in court. This is why police often administer a second blood or breath test back at the police station, using a more stable machine. The results of a police station breathalyzer, while more reliable, are still not solid enough to build a case, and even the smallest mistake can lead to a false positive result.
There are a number of errors which can lead to false breath test results. If the person operating the device is not licensed or has not been properly trained, the results of the test may be inadmissible. Additionally, if the breath test machine is improperly calibrated, the machine can return a false positive. Mouth alcohol and certain medical conditions can lead to higher readings than are accurate, and rising blood alcohol content also needs to be taken into account. Obviously, there are a lot of different issues potentially in play in DUI cases involving breathalyzer/BAC tests, so it is important that you begin working with a lawyer as soon as possible to determine what evidence you need to challenge in your unique case.
Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Kalamazoo?
While you might think that with so much potential for a false positive result, refusing to take a breath test might be a good idea, this is never the case. There are additional penalties for refusing to take a BAC test, because by driving you have implied consent to a test if lawfully requested. In addition, refusing a breath test will give police enough reason to arrest you anyway. Always consult a lawyer before attempting to take action yourself.
Kalamazoo Breathalyzer/BAC Defense
Our attorneys know the legal issues that are involved in DUI/OWI cases, and have extensive experience protecting those accused of drunk driving based on breathalyzer/BAC test results. Under the direction of our qualified team, you can progress through your case with confidence, knowing that every aspect of your defense is handled. We are always available for our clients, and are committed to doing whatever it takes to defend you or your loved one, no matter what unique situation you are facing.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Kalamazoo Breath Test Defense
Call 1-800-342-7896 to speak with one of our defense lawyers now, or if you aren’t near a phone, you can contact our team online. We are available immediately to begin working with you or your loved one as you defend against DUI conviction.