Challenging Breathalyzer Test Results
If a law enforcement officer suspects that an individual may be operating his or her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he or she may choose to apprehend the individual. Next, the officer may administer field sobriety tests or a breathalyzer test. It is important for individuals to be aware of their rights if they are apprehended on suspicion of DUI.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to help defend your rights and your livelihood. For assistance with your case, contact the Champaign DUI defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 to discuss your legal options.
Common Challenges for Breathalyzer Tests
Breathalyzer test results are not always reliable. They may be challenged in court if:
- The machine was improperly calibrated
- The breathalyzer machine was improperly stored or was damaged in any way
- If the test was improperly administered
- There were conflicting readings on the test
- Other chemicals or substances were present that could have created a false reading
It is important for field sobriety tests and chemical tests to be accurate and properly administered, or else the results may not be admissible in court. An experienced Champaign DUI attorney may be able to help you with your defense, and may be able to identify errors in the test procedures or results.
For assistance with your DWI case, contact the Champaign DUI defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000.