Breath analysis is the most common form of chemical testing for blood alcohol content, or BAC. If a law enforcement officer pulls you over and suspects that you are driving under the influence of alcohol, he or she may ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test. Failure to do so could result in the automatic suspension of your license.
While breathalyzer tests have been commonly accepted as reasonably accurate by the Mississippi court system, they are actually very unreliable at predicting correct blood alcohol content. Reasons that a breathalyzer test may be inaccurate are:
– Internal thermometer unreliability
– Calibrating errors
– Differences between two or more different models of breathalyzer
– Variables in human body temperature
– Variances in hematocrit from person to person (blood particles)
– Testing affected by the environment
A good DUI defense attorney has the knowledge foresight, skills and resources to properly challenge the validity of a breathalyzer test and the subsequent BAC result. At the Law Firm of Ross, Kelley & Martin, PLLC we understand how breathalyzers work and will fully investigate your case to determine whether or not your individual breathalyzer results were accurate, reliable and valid.
If they are not, we will petition the court to drop the DUI charges against you completely and have your case thrown out. Our goal is to see that you are exonerated of the DUI charges against you, and challenging breathalyzer test results is just one way to do that.
Contact us today to begin building a strong DUI defense.