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Breathalyzer results are not always accurate

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2021 | Drunk Driving |

You might think that the results of a Breathalyzer are the final say for your DUI charges, but this may not be the case. Sometimes Breathalyzer tests are inaccurate.

What may lead to inaccurate readings?

Like all other machines, Breathalyzers are prone to fail at some point in time. Some of the reasons that Breathalyzers may fail include:

  • A defective machine
  • Improper calibration
  • A wrongly administered test, usually by a person not trained in the use of Breathalyzers
  • Certain medical conditions that could affect the reading

The results obtained from such scenarios are likely to be inaccurate, but you may not be able to point that out at the scene of the arrest. However, you may have a chance to do that in court.

Bolster your defense

There is a lot at stake following a DUI conviction, which is why you need fight the charges you are facing. If you believe your Breathalyzer might not have been accurate, it is important to consider that as part of your defense strategy.