Breathalyzer Accuracy

Breathalyzers are the most common form of chemicals test used when an individual is pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, these types of devices are prone to inaccuracies which can have devastating consequences for the life and livelihood of the individual unfairly accused of a crime which they did not commit.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI based on the results of a breathalyzer test, an experienced legal professional can help you fight this damaging charge. Contact the Champaign DUI defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 today to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.

Problems with Breathalyzer Results

Breathalyzer tests analyze an individual’s breath in order to determine their blood alcohol content (BAC). The results, however, are not an exact measurement of an individual’s BAC, but rather an approximation based on a formula which converts the alcohol content of breath into BAC. This can lead to a number of issues, including:

  • Ambient temperature affecting results
  • Physical variations between people
  • Incorrect conversion formulas
  • Inflated readings based on alcohol presence in mouth but not blood

These are just some of the many different problems associated with breathalyzer results.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, it is important that you have effective legal representation in order to ensure that your rights and reputation are fully protected. Contact the Champaign DUI defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices today at (217) 328-6000 to begin formulating your defense.