New Windsor/Newburgh Failed Sobriety Test Attorneys
Why a Failed Breathalyzer Test or Any Breath Test Machine Test Failure Might Not Mean What You Think It Means
You can't be charged with drunk driving if you're not pulled over, and police officers generally don't charge you with drunk driving unless you fail a Breathalyzer, Breath Test, urine or blood test. When these occurrences happen, it can feel like the next step, a conviction, is assured.
In truth, police and prosecutors can still face numerous obstacles before bringing about a conviction. One obstacle can be proving accuracy and validity of the breath test machine.
A Breathalyzer, Intoximates, Draggar or any other alcohol test machine that measures your B.A.C. are not automatically reliable. They are inherently inaccurate. Numerous factors can lead to questionable results. These factors include:
- Inherent problems with breath test machines based upon ratios
- Fictitious breath to blood ratios (ration are actually different in a number of countries)
Complications can result from other test methods as well. For instance, blood is sometimes disposed of too soon or contaminated, leading to evidentiary problems. The temperature of your breath can affect the reading.
If you have been charged with drunk driving in New York state, contact the Hudson Valley Breathalyzer defense attorneys of Silver, Forrester & Lesser, P.C.
Our experience handling thousands of DWI cases means we can skillfully investigate your arrest, including the circumstances of your breath or blood test. We have achieved results for people facing serious criminal charges since 1965, and our team includes a lawyer who holds the record for most consecutive acquittals in Superior Court, after trial, in the City Court of Newburgh and a lawyer who has achieved acquittals in each of the last five decades.
It doesn't make sense to trust the very officers who have charged you with a crime or to plead guilty without first speaking with an experienced attorney at no charge. For the experienced and diligent legal assistance you deserve following a criminal charge, contact us at 845-764-4757 or 866-687-1338.