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Breathalyzers May Not Be So Reliable

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There has long been a legal debate over the use of breathalyzers in DUI cases. This is because the machines are notorious for miscalculations and mistakes. In fact the breathalyzer test can only estimate the content of alcohol in the blood, as it actually gives a reading of the content in the lungs. And even these readings are often called into question.

There are various factors that can cause a breathalyzer to give a higher alcohol content reading.
These include a person's weight, their rate of metabolism, as well as their diet or medical issues. If a person belched or vomited before a reading, this can also affect the results.

If circumstances indicate that a breathalyzer may have malfunctioned, then a good Virginia DUI defense attorney can make a case for the dismissal of your DUI charge. To analyze the results of a breathalyzer test, you can obtain the information from the police station where the test was performed. 

If you suspect that an error was made during your breathalyzer test, you can get the expert help of a Virginia DUI defense attorney. A good attorney will know all of the factors that can get a DUI case dismissed.

To learn more about common problems with breathalyzer tests, visit our library. 

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