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Breathalyzer Errors: What You Should Know | DUI Lawyer in Union County

Breath tests have faults. Our New Jersey DWI/DUI attorneys discuss breathalyzer errors and what you should know as a driver. Call the Cifrodello Law Offices today!

Breathalyzer Errors: What You Should Know

The dreaded breathalyzer. This is a breath test administered when a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) to determine whether his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit of .08%.

You may have been pulled over and “failed” the breath test, but this does not mean that your BAC was actually above the lawful limit. It does not mean you should be convicted of DWI. You should know that breathalyzer devices have faults and that breath tests may be performed improperly. Exposing errors can positively impact your case, and this is what we do at the Cifrodello Law Offices.

Our New Jersey DWI attorneys know what to look for in common breathalyzer errors, such as:

  • Improper calibration of breathalyzer
  • Electronic interference
  • Failure to observe the driver for 20 minutes prior to the test
  • Breathalyzer malfunction
  • Error in data download from breathalyzer device
  • Failure to replace mouth piece between breathalyzer tests

Any of these or other factors can compromise the result of a breath test, and this can turn your entire case around – in your favor. It is a matter of discovering an error in the device or its use.

With our attention to detail and commitment to going the extra mile for our clients, our attorneys meticulously investigate every single aspect of a breathalyzer test. We compel the prosecution to provide all relevant evidence and leave no stone unturned as we review every detail. This helps us determine if a breathalyzer error occurred, and if it did, we use this to our clients’ benefit, rendering a breath test result inadmissible as evidence – or at the very least bringing its reliability into question and making it impossible for the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

For a free, confidential review of your DWI case, call (732) 709-7406.