Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)/Breathalyzer Issues
A person is asked to blow into a Breathalyzer machine for the purpose of measuring his or her blood alcohol content (BAC). Typically, two situations can happen that will require the defense services of a Knoxville blood alcohol content lawyer: An individual took the Breathalyzer test and blew at or above .08, or the person refused to blow into the breath test machine.
At the Law Office of Allen E. Schwartz, we offer more than 40 years of experience defending individuals suspected of drunk driving. We represent clients throughout the Knoxville metropolitan area. As an experienced lawyer handling DUI/DWI matters, attorney Allen E. Schwartz is knowledgeable about the defenses available to you. If you blew over .08 or if you refused to blow, you need an attorney who understands the implications of your situation.
Understanding Blood Alcohol Content
Blood alcohol content, sometimes called blood alcohol concentration, is a measure of the percentage of alcohol in a person’s blood. In Tennessee, if your BAC measures .08 or above, you are above the legal limit to be driving a vehicle. However, we have extensive knowledge of the ways breath test results can be inaccurate.
For example, if a person was exposed to paint or gasoline fumes prior to blowing into the breath test machine, this can affect the test results. Or a physical condition — diabetes, for example — could produce inaccurate results. In addition to understanding any physical or medical conditions that may have impacted the result, we explore the administration of the test. Our firm considers:
- Was the Breathalyzer machine working properly?
- Was the Breathalyzer machine calibrated properly?
- Was the administering police officer properly trained?
- Was the test administered properly?
- Was the test administered within two hours of the initial arrest?
We know that Breathalyzers are notoriously unreliable and can be challenged. If there is no proof that you exceeded the legal limit, there is often no case. As a result, the charges against you can be reduced or dropped altogether.
Contact A Lawyer Now For More Information
I have significant knowledge of the methods for challenging breath test results. Contact our law office today to discuss an effective DUI/DWI defense strategy. Your initial consultation is free and confidential. Call now to schedule: 865-622-7736.