Georgia Legal Defense

Can I Challenge the Results of a Breathalyzer Test?

A breathalyzer test is one of the primary ways for an officer to establish probable cause for placing an alleged drunk driver under arrest. Field sobriety tests can also be used, however the Intoxilyzer 5000 is the breathalyzer device officers currently use for the purpose of estimating a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. If you have been arrested in Savannah for an alleged DUI, based on the results of a breathalyzer test, you are going to need a skilled DUI attorney vehemently fighting to protect your freedom and rights.

The attorneys at our firm have an in-depth understanding of the DUI process and our lead attorney is a former prosecutor with an intimate knowledge of our state's criminal justice system. We also have years of experience finding errors made in the DUI process, challenging the results of breathalyzer tests, and uncovering discrepancies in the evidence gathered against our clients. In every case we take on, our goal is to help our clients seek justice and achieve the most optimum results for their given circumstances.

Breathalyzer tests and the Intoxilyzer 5000 are not without fault. These types of machines can be prone to error, particularly when they are not properly calibrated or operated by inexperienced personnel. As these machines cannot determine the difference between the alcohol found in substances such as mouth wash or cough syrup, and that found in alcoholic beverages, an individual could be arrested due to a false positive test result. Attempting to argue with an arresting officer or challenge your test results without legal counsel is pointless.

Driving under the influence is a serious criminal offense that has the potential for putting many innocent lives at risk. Officers and prosecuting attorneys are not known for showing leniency in cases involving DUI. Contrary to what some people may lead to you believe, the results from a breathalyzer or breath & blood test will not guarantee a conviction. Having an attorney, who you can trust to have your best interests in mind, will significantly improve your chances of being able to successfully challenge your test results and avoid charges being filed against you.

After reviewing your case, our Savannah DUI attorney from our firm will be able to answer any questions you may have, educate you on your rights, help you take steps to protect your interests and advise you on how to proceed. If you have been arrested for DUI based on false premises or faulty test results, we advise you act fast to call The Schneider Law Firm so that you can discuss your case and review your legal options with one of our attorneys.

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