Evidence That May Invalidate Breathalyzer Results
If you have been charged with DUI in the Sacramento Area and the prosecution has breathalyzer results to use against you, do not panic. An experienced Sacramento DUI attorney knows that breathalyzer tests are not completely reliable. If there is reason to believe that your breathalyzer results have been compromised, he will know what evidence he needs to prove that the test results were wrong.
The validity of any possibly incriminating breathalyzer evidence can be challenged several ways. Your attorney could look for evidence that suggests that the officer performed the breathalyzer test improperly. Examples of evidence that suggest this include records indicating the officer has not been trained to use the machine. The manufacturer’s manual for the machine could also be used if there are likely to be discrepancies between proper test procedure outlined therein and the officer’s account of the test.
Your attorney could also challenge the accuracy of the device itself. This could be done by checking the machine’s calibration records, as well as any accuracy checks that may have been performed on it. The device’s usage in other DUI cases may also be a factor, especially if those cases were lost by the prosecution or were thrown out.
Do not be a victim to false positives or improperly administered breathalyzer tests. If the prosecution is relying on breathalyzer results in its DUI case against you, a competent Sacramento DUI attorney can still help you fight the charges. Call today to schedule and appointment with experienced Sacramento DUI attorney Param Pabla.