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Challenging Breathalyzer Results

If you have been charged with DUI or DWI you may want to challenge the breathalyzer results. Our attorneys are experienced in the law involving both felony and misdemeanor cases and prepare you and your case for an exceptional DUI defense.

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as every other state, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is determined to be over .08 percent, or if you have illegal drugs in your system and you are driving a vehicle, you can be charged with Driving Under the Influence. There are several factors that police officers will use to determine if you are over the legal limit including field sobriety tests and breathalyzer tests. Since the accuracy of these tests vary, a lawyer can direct you to reasons that may result in a dismissal of DUI charges. Human error, device malfunction, failure to read you your rights and even an invalid reason for pulling you over can cause the case to lean in your favor or be dismissed.

There are formulas available from organizations such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine BAC after drinking beer, wine or spirits but these formulas are for example only and are not always accurate. A DUI lawyer will give you all of the correct information with no guess work.

Without using a lawyer for your DUI defense, the outcome of your case may be worse. Most people would not preform surgery on themselves, so why would you be your own guinea pig in a criminal case? A conviction could result in license suspension, ARD, jail time and fines. Allow our law firm to take a look at your case and work with you to challenge your breathalyzer results and any other evidence the police seek to use
to convict you.