Challenging The Results Of A Breathalyzer Test

A Breathalyzer reading is an important part of evidence gathered by law enforcement, but it can be challenged. An attorney with experience handling DUI cases knows the shortcomings in this technology and can dispute the findings.

Attorney Lee Lockett of Lockett Law, P.A., is one of the premier DUI defense lawyers working in Florida and has received training and certification in the operations of the Intoxilyzer 8000. Based in the Jacksonville area but serving clients in northeastern Florida, our managing partner has devoted a substantial part of his career defending clients facing DUI charges, including felony DUI. It's important to know that just because you may have blown over the legal limit, that does not mean your breath test can be used in court. Successful challenges to the admissibility of the breath test can result in a favorable outcome to your case.

Challenging The Results

We often challenge the Breathalyzer results using one or more of the following arguments:

  • This technology is not 100 percent reliable.
  • The Breathalyzer was improperly calibrated, and did not give an accurate reading.
  • The officer was not properly trained to use the device.
  • The Breathalyzer test was performed following an insufficeint monthly inspection.
  • Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) created an unreliable breath test.

A Leader In The Field Of DUI Defense

We are wholly dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and we understand the importance of knowing the science behind the technology of the Intoxilyzer machine. Pulling the proper maintenance records for a given machine is crucial to finding out how reliable a given breath test is.

Lee Lockett co-chairs the annual Blood Breath & Tears DUI Defense seminar, sharing his experience and knowledge with other criminal defense attorneys working here in Florida. He has also published articles on DUI defense and related matters.

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