Do you think a False Breathalyzer Test cause you to be arrested for drunk driving?
I remember when I was in college. After classes ended, me and a girlfriend drove to Cedar Point. I got pulled over in Ohio and had to blow into a breathalyzer. I hadn’t had a beer in two weeks, and I still blew a .02. Ohio was adding .02 to every breathalyzer. So even if you weren’t drunk, you may register as drunk.
This is not that rare. You need a lawyer who understands the tests and the machines that take the test. They can be tampered with. And it won’t be for your benefit.
If you been following the news, you know that:
- Somebody at the MSP offices tampered with at least 8 breathalyzer machines, affecting more than 50 drunk driving cases throughout the state.
- A company that serviced more than 200 breathalyzers falsified their certification records.
- We’ve seen cases dismissed in Montcalm county, Wayne county, all over.
- Judges in Massachusetts and New Jersey threw out over 30,000 breath tests in 12 months due to human errors and lax oversight.
Breathalyzers are sensitive, sophisticated scientific instruments. But if police agencies fail to properly calibrate them, the BAC readings can be 40% too high.
Many things can go wrong with breathalyzer tests in Michigan. The problems go above and beyond fraud. An experienced DUI lawyer, like those at George Law, knows how to search for facts that can help you. For example, we may find:
- Defects in your breathalyzer that gave a false-positive reading;
- The cop that arrested you did not properly calibrate the breathalyzer;
- The cop made procedural errors in making you take the breathalyzer; or
- The cop didn’t even have probable cause to pull you over.
Look, we know that breath-test devices are notoriously unreliable. If you think a faulty breathalyzer was responsible for your DUI/OWI arrest, please contact us or call George Law at (248) 470-4300.