When you or a loved one has been arrested on a DUI charge, emotions run high and questions mount as you face the legal process. Worries about a negative outcome in your case and how it will affect your life sometimes drown out all other thoughts. Like any other criminal arrest and case, mistakes can be made in this process that could be key in your defense. No law enforcement officer, testing equipment or other sobriety test has perfect and definitive results. For help in navigating these sometimes confusing legal waters, it could be in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Time can be of the essence in a DUI case.
Breath testing is one of the most commonly used forms of testing blood alcohol levels and in making DUI arrests. These machines are far from perfect and can produce erroneous results. Since 1937 when the first device to test blood alcohol levels was introduced, constant improvements have been made and new devices released to attempt to improve the reliability of results. But even today, breath testing machines are subject to operator error, internal malfunction, interference from other devices, and problems arising from poor maintenance. Although stationary testing devices at a police station may provide more reliable results than a field-operated machine, or Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS), all breath-testing machines make certain assumptions about test subjects that may be false. Breath testing is not a "one size fits all" affair, but is often times treated as such.
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Procuring an excellent attorney is crucial, as he can help delve deeper in possible mistakes made in your case and use them in your defense. Joshua S. Davidson has been providing top-notch legal representation in DUI defense cases for years, gathering on his experiences as a former DUI prosecutor. He can offer you comprehensive experience and a level of service you deserve and respect.