Alabama Breath Test
There are many problems with the machine that law enforcement officers use to test a person’s blood alcohol content. First, the breathalyzer machine is only reading an estimate of your actual blood alcohol content. This means that your blood alcohol content could really have been below the state’s legal limit of .05%. Another problem with the test is that it reads the alcohol found on your breath. Gum, mints and even dental adhesives contain trace amounts of alcohol, which have been known to cause a blood alcohol content reading.
Other issues that have been found with the breath test machine lie in the hands of the person administering the test. If the officer was not properly trained on how to use the machine, or if they had never even used the machine that you were tested on, how can we be sure your BAC results were not affected? The breath test machine must also be calibrated properly on a regular basis.
Now that we’ve explored the various reasons (and there are many more) breath test machines are not reliable, let’s explain why it matters to you and your DUI case. Every state, including Alabama has set a legal limit. In Alabama, it is .08%. This means that if your BAC registers higher than this amount, you will be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
DUI is a very serious charge and if you’re convicted, you could be facing expensive fines, loss of your driver’s license and even jail time depending on your criminal record and if you’ve had multiple DUI’s in the past. But even if you are facing a DUI, there is still hope.
Contact experienced DUI defense attorney Whitney A. Polson to handle your case, protect your rights and get you the results you’re looking for.
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