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DUI Breath Test

test-337369_640Drivers who are stopped by the police on suspicion of DUI may be asked to take a breath test. This is a standard protocol that’s used across the country.

State law makes it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. To determine BAC, police use a Breathalyzer device that requires the suspect to blow forcefully into an opening. A solution inside the device mixes with the suspect’s breath. This is supposed to render reliable, accurate results. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.

Research has shown that inaccurate breath test results are more common than most people realize. Occasionally, it is the breath test equipment itself that malfunctions. In other situations, the personnel administering the test made a mistake or simply wasn’t properly trained on how to use the device. Any of these circumstances can shed serious doubt on the results of a breath test in Nevada.

Most drivers don’t know that Nevada breath test devices can and do render inaccurate results. They assume that they can’t fight the police, and that they’ll just have to plead guilty. This doesn’t have to be the case. Contact the Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers at the Potter Law Offices today.