Challenging A Breath Alcohol Test in Texas
Helping You Challenge Improperly Administered Breath Alcohol Tests
If you have been stopped for suspicion of DWI, the police officer may have asked you to take a breathalyzer test, in which you blow into a tube that purportedly gives the officer an accurate reading of your blood alcohol level. The results of the test are then admitted as evidence in criminal and administrative proceedings regarding the suspension of driving privileges and any penalties for violating driving laws.
You can challenge the validity of a breathalyzer test! The readings may be inaccurate or misleading for any of a number of reasons. The test may have been compromised by errors on the part of the police officer. You may have been using prescription drugs that combined with a legal amount of alcohol to give a false reading.
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, our Criminal Defense DWI Attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of breath alcohol tests. We bring decades of experience, knowledge and skill to individuals throughout Texas who have been charged with DWI. We know how quickly your life can change when you have been charged with drunk driving. We will move quickly to protect your rights, but will take the time necessary to learn the details of your case so we can tailor our representation to meet your goals. We will always keep you fully informed of all your case’s developments as well as your options so that you can make intelligent decisions.
We offer a free initial consultation to anyone charged with DWI. To set up an appointment, contact our office or call us at one of the numbers listed below.
Contest an Invalid Breathalyzer Test
A breath alcohol test is normally conducted using a “breathalyzer,” a device that requires the police officer to observe the results on a needle. The officer must subjectively evaluate where the needle rests, particularly when it is near the legal level. If you are a diabetic or take prescribed medication for other conditions, such as ulcers, gall bladder problems or asthma, your medication can combine with any alcohol you have consumed to produce artificially inflated blood alcohol levels. Likewise, if you have recently vomited, any residue left in your mouth may have high concentrations of alcohol.
At Bailey & Galyen we have the experience to recognize all the circumstances that can lead to false or inaccurate breath alcohol tests. We will also carefully review police reports and question witnesses, if necessary, to verify that the tests were properly conducted.
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At Bailey & Galyen, we provide comprehensive legal counsel to individuals and businesses across Texas, including Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Clear Lake, Bedford, Carrollton, Grand Prairie, El Paso, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Bellaire, Sugar Land, Lubbock, Plano, San Antonio and Weatherford.