You can challenge the results of the test and attempt to get this “evidence” dismissed in court. If you’d like to know how we encourage you to keep reading.
A breathalyzer is one tool officers in Fort Lauderdale use to confirm their suspicions whey they suspect a driver has been drinking or arrive at the scene of an accident they believe was caused by alcohol. While most assume that the reading a breathalyzer produces is always accurate, this isn’t always the case. In fact, there are times when these devices make mistakes just as any other device can which results in it giving an incorrect reading.
If you were recently involved in an accident in Fort Lauderdale, FL and the officer who arrived at the scene had you submit to a breathalyzer test which revealed your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) level was above the legal limit (in the state of Florida, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC level of 0.08 or higher) but you don’t agree with the results, you are going to need to contact a FL drunk driving accident lawyer.
There are a number of things a drunk driving accident attorney can do to help you challenge the reading the breathalyzer test gave. One of those is determine if the device was calibrated. If documentation proves that it wasn’t, your test reading could be thrown out and some of the charges filed against you could be dropped. You may have had other charges filed against you if the accident you caused resulted in property damage, injury to another, or a death which means you will still want to retain an attorney who can defend you against these charges.
Did you know that in 2018, more than 20,000 alcohol breath tests that were administered by police in NJ could not be used as evidence in court “because the machines used during the tests were not properly calibrated” [Source: NorthJersey.com]? Although this doesn’t happen all the time, there is the potential for it to apply to your case and possibly get your charges reduced as a result of it.
Drunk driving accident lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, FL can also determine if the arresting officer failed to follow department procedures while administering the test. Did you know that there are a number of police officers who don’t comply with their department’s policies and procedures but never get caught because those they arrest don’t even consider refuting the officer’s actions? It’s true, and if you think the breathalyzer test you took gave a false reading or the officer made a mistake, a FL DUI accident attorney is the legal expert you want working on your side helping you to prove this.
So, if you are ready to connect with a lawyer in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area who handles drunk driving accident cases and has a history of obtaining successful outcomes for their clients, you are going to want to contact Gabriela C. Novo, P.A. today.
Gabriela C. Novo, P.A. can be reached at:
200 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301