Breathalyzer Tests Can Be Challenged In California
January 13, 2010

A recent decision in The California Supreme Court has made it easier for individuals accused of DUI to challenge the results of breathalyzers. The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that defendants can present evidence to show that the results of these devices failed to accurately reflect the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood.

A person accused of DUI can elect to submit to a blood test or a breath test. A breath sample must be converted by formula to derive a blood alcohol percentage in a person. Several significant factors can contribute the ratio of breath alcohol to blood alcohol including body temperature, medical conditions, gender and precision/accuracy of the measuring device.

Experts have indicated that the breathalyzer results may not always accurately show a person’s level of intoxication. This decision is very significant in defense of suspected DUI drivers.

Have you or a loved one recently been charged with a DUI offense? It is important to contact an experienced San Bernardino DUI attorney to represent you against these charges. At Wallin and Klarich, our defense attorneys have successfully represented many clients in this situation. Call us at (877) 466-5245.

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