BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)
Blood Alcohol Content: West Palm Beach DUI Attorney
Just because your breath test came back registering .08% or higher, it does not mean that the officer administering it did it correctly. In many cases it is determined through fast defense action that the breath test equipment was not faulty. A skilled West Palm Beach DUI lawyer may be able to help you get your case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. In some cases, BAC level found in the breath tests adds additional penalties to the charge. In such an instance, a skilled DUI attorney may be able to prove that the test was administered incorrectly and the results questionable.
Many scientific experts do not agree with a Breathalyzer or Intoxylizer test being administered as a way to test the level of alcohol in the blood due to the fact that it is unpredictable. Much of the prosecution’s case is riding on the breath test results, if it is demonstrated that they cannot be relied upon, your charges could possibly be dismissed or greatly reduced. Please speak with one of our attorneys immediately if you have recently been arrested for a DUI.
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There are a number of reasons why a breath test can be inaccurate including:
- The breath test machine is not properly calibrated
- Body temperature fluctuations due to an illness or menstruation
- Medical conditions including acid reflux which can cause a false high reading
- Dental work interfering with the reading
- Blood in the mouth affecting reading
- Temperature outside affecting reading
As you can see, there are a number of reasons why a breath test can be inaccurate. We have helped countless clients challenge their charges successfully and may be able to start assisting you today. With over 16 years of experience in criminal defense, we bring our extensive knowledge and background to every case we handle.
Contact a West Palm Beach DUI Attorney today for information about how BAC can affect your case.