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Faulty breathalyzers and inaccurate field sobriety tests

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2020 | Firm News

There are countless reasons why people are charged with driving under the influence even though they were not intoxicated at the time they were stopped. For example, when breathalyzers are faulty they do not always provide accurate results. In some cases, they show that a person is over the legal limit even though they are not. Moreover, there are numerous reasons why field sobriety tests are not always accurate. Regrettably, these errors cause many people to face DUI charges even though they were not breaking any laws when they were pulled over.

When a law enforcement official asks someone to take part in a field sobriety test, there are different reasons why some are more likely to fail even though they are sober. For example, those with physical disabilities or even extreme anxiety are more likely to fail such a test even though they are not over the legal limit. Some people simply lack coordination, which is especially challenging when combined with the stress associated with such a test. Sadly, these questionable results have resulted in many DUI cases that shattered the lives of innocent drivers.

If you believe that you are facing charges as a result of a faulty breathalyzer or an inaccurate field sobriety test, it is crucial to stand up for yourself and examine your legal options. Our law office offers a lot of information on DUI cases and we believe that it is paramount for those who are wrongly accused of drunk driving to clear their name, not only because of the consequences of a case but the damage to one’s reputation.

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