Inaccurate Georgia Breath Test
If you’ve already contacted other attorneys, don’t be fooled when they say there’s no way to win your case if your breath test was above the legal limit. While other attorneys may settle with the prosecution in order to get you a plea bargain or look for other defenses, our law firm will review the facts surrounding your breath test.
How is it possible to defend my breath test results?
Because the breath test is simply measuring the amount of alcohol on your breath, it is not actually measuring the amount of alcohol in your blood or system. This can only mean that your breath test result is an estimation, not an exact reading. A breath test machine cannot and will not covert your breath test results into the amount of alcohol that is actually in your blood.
And since breathalyzer machines are merely an estimation of your blood alcohol content, they do not consider important factors such as a driver’s age, weight and health. Every person metabolizes alcohol at a different rate and the breath test’s assumptions can mean that your blood alcohol content could vary from .05% to 1.1% if your test result was .08%.
In addition to the breath test machines being an estimated reading, there are also many factors that can contribute to your test results. For example, the machine that you were tested on must have been working properly and must have been calibrated correctly. If you had any alcohol on your breath from mints or mouthwash, this could have also affected your breath test.
The police officer that administered the test must have been trained to use that machine. If you were instructed to repeatedly blow into the machine, chances are something wasn’t working right.
So before you think about pleading guilty due to your breath test results, contact the Webb Law Firm first!