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A Breathalyzer problem could impact your future

On Behalf of | Jan 29, 2022 | DWI

When pulled over for suspected drunk driving, there is a lot on the line for you. If arrested for drunk driving, your reputation could be in ruins, and if convicted, you could face possible jail time and other penalties. If you find yourself in this situation, it is imperative for you to take immediate action to learn about the defense options available to you. 

Fighting for your future starts with a careful look at the case against you. One of the most common ways Minnesota law enforcement determines whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol is by using a Breathalyzer device to measure blood alcohol content. In order to give accurate results, these devices require regular maintenance and proper use. Problems with a Breathalyzer device could affect your future, leading to invalid charges or even a false conviction. 

Reasons for Breathalyzer malfunction 

If there is reason to believe there was a problem with your Breathalyzer results, it could impact the entire case against you. In order to work accurately, these devices require careful use and appropriate handling, including regular calibration. Failure to do this could impact results, leading to a BAC reading that is higher than it is in reality. An inaccurate Breathalyzer result could be grounds to seek a dismissal of all charges against you.  

Drivers charged with intoxicated operation of a vehicle must act quickly to protect their interests and fight back against the possibility of a conviction. If you believe there were problems with the administration of your Breathalyzer test or that the results of your test were not accurate, you may challenge the prosecution’s case. Your future is at stake, and if you are a victim of a violation of your rights or improper police procedure, you do not have to remain silent. 

Fighting for your future 

strong and effective drunk driving defense strategy starts as soon as possible after your arrest. Confronting erroneous Breathalyzer results is a challenging process, and you may find it beneficial to start by learning more about your rights and the different defense options available to you. A DWI can lead to time behind bars, expensive fines, loss of driving privileges and much more, but a conviction or guilty plea is never your only option.