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Breathalyzer Machines Aren’t Perfect

The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department is investigating problems they've been experiencing with the Intoxilyzer DUI breath test machines they have been using. According to preliminary reports, 80% of DC's Intoxilyzer units were affected.

It's not completely unusual for a breathalyzer machine not to work. Although those machines are used by police departments throughout the country, they can easily produce a false reading when defective or when they aren't used properly. In fact, there are many ways to contest the accuracy of a breathalyzer test result in an effort to fight someone's drunk driving charges. Radio frequency interference, operator errors, failure to properly calibrate the machine, and a lack of officer training on how to use the machine are all examples of factors that could cause a breathalyzer machine to give an inaccurate reading.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in Orange County, you can count on an experienced Orange County DUI defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry to provide you with the aggressive defense your case deserves. You can trust the firm to evaluate your breath test results and investigate whether a mistake or error was made. In the event that the results were inaccurate, the firm we will challenge your result in an effort to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Without those test results, it will be difficult for the prosecution to continue on and win their case.

To learn more about the DUI defense services offered the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, contact the office today at (949) 537-2202!