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Defending Against a False Positive Breathalyzer DUI


Drinking and driving is a serious crime that can put many people in harms way. That is why the penalties for a DUI are so severe. However, if you have been falsely accused of a DUI, these penalties can ruin both your personal and work lives. There are many things that can cause a false accusation of a DUI, but one of the most common is the breathalyzer test. Breathalyzers are great at reading an individual’s blood alcohol levels, but they are also very sensitive and can be made to show a false reading. If you have a false reading, it may seem like there is nothing you can do since its your word against the officer’s and his or her test. However, if you believe you were falsely accused of a DUI due to faulty breathalyzer read, you have the right to a fair trial and may be able to fight the test. At D.R. Jones Law, we have experience with DUI cases and understand the delicate science behind breathalyzers and what causes them to give false readings. This allows us to provide our clients with the best defense against a false DUI accusation in the Denver area.

What Causes False Positives for DUI Breathalyzers

Breathalyzers are very sensitive machines that detect blood alcohol levels in individuals. Although this sensitivity helps them read blood alcohol levels, it can also lead to false readings as well. This means that other products an individual uses or has in their system can create a false reading. For example, products like breath strips, menthol smokeless tobacco, cough syrup, and even lip balm can cause the breathalyzer to read a higher level of blood alcohol than is actually present in your system. This is because these products contain trace amounts of alcohol that the breathalyzer picks up. People who are well under the drinking limit for driving may be pushed over the limit with these products in their system, leading to a false accusation of a DUI.

What To Do If You Have Been Falsely Accused

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Being accused of a DUI is a humiliating experience. You are arrested, your car is impounded, and you have to spend the night in jail with other criminals. If you are falsely accused, it feels even more humiliating as you are put under a lot of stress for a crime you did not commit. Although you may not be able to get that humiliating moment back, you can still have the accusations reversed in trial. In order to achieve this, you need to get a good lawyer, one who understands that a DUI is a serious matter that involves serious scientific issues. At D.R. Jones Law, we have experienced DUI lawyers who understand the science behind breathalyzers and what may have caused you to blow a false positive. Our experience and expertise in DUI trials helps us provide you with a proper defense of your accusations to ensure a fair trial is achieved.

Being accused of a DUI is a serious crime and the right defense can make the difference between a severe penalty or freedom. Without the proper knowledge of the court system or DUI trials, you may be falsely convicted of a crime simply because you were confused in the court room. To ensure you have a fair trial and the facts of the case are presented correctly, you need to work with an experienced defense attorney. For a free consultation on your case, contact D.R. Jones Law and receive the help you deserve.

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