Why challenging Breathalyzer results is importantBy robertslaw, In Drunk Driving, 0 Comments
Those who are arrested for DUI will usually have to provide a sample of their blood, breath or urine to determine their blood alcohol concentration. Across the country, including North Carolina, a person can be charged with driving under the influence with a BAC of .08 percent.
In North Carolina, the breath test machine used by law enforcement to determine BAC is the Intoxilyzer 5000. The results of this test are not infallible. At the Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, we can challenge the results of the breath test. Some of those challenges might include:
— Was the Intoxilyzer 5000 calibrated property?
— Did other substances affect the results of the test?
— Were the instructions you received on how to properly blow into the machine correct?
— Were other factors a cause for the results?
It can be very frightening to face charges for DWI. A person’s driving privileges could be suspended, he or she may face jail time and there are a host of other possible penalties associated with a guilty plea or verdict. We understand how difficult it is to face these charges on your own. With a former prosecutor in three North Carolina counties as the primary member of the firm, we have the inside information as to what it takes to challenge DWI cases. While not every DWI case will result in a not guilty verdict, we may be able to mitigate the penalties.
To learn more about fighting drunk driving charges, please take a few moments to read over our webpage on the topic. We want to help you as you face these charges.