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About Breathalyzer Tests
A law enforcement officer can perform a battery of tests on the spot if that officer suspects you are operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The first tests administered are usually field sobriety tests, including simple One Legged Stand, Walk and Turn, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) or even coordination tests such as touching the tip of your nose with a finger.
These tests, when administered properly, are designed to demonstrate your level of impairment and find probable cause for suspicion of DUI. If an officer wants to ascertain the level of alcohol in your system, that officer will in most cases ask you to take a breathalyzer test. In Colorado, you are presumptively driving under the influence if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or above. Refusing the breath test has severe consequences legally.
A law enforcement officer cannot make you take a breathalyzer test or any other test to determine your level of intoxication without your consent. While breathalyzer tests are widely employed by law enforcement officers, in recent years their reliability has been called into question. No testing equipment is 100% accurate, and if the breath test was incorrectly administered, the reading can be faulty. If you have been subject to a breathalyzer test and would like legal advice, contact a Boulder DUI lawyer today.
Breathalyzer Test Attorney in Boulder
A number of circumstances can call into question the validity of breathalyzer test results or how those test results were gathered. Law enforcement officers must have their breathalyzers calibrated and maintained for reliability. Otherwise, the results of the test cannot be used as evidence against you.
At Lancaster Law Office, LLC our DUI attorneys have years of experience defending clients against breathalyzer test evidence. If you have failed a breathalyzer test or refused to take a breath test, your situation is not hopeless. Our attorneys can assist you.
Contact a Boulder DUI Attorney if you have been subject to a breathalyzer test. Take advantage of a free consultation today!
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