DWI Breath Testing in New Jersey
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The state of New Jersey currently uses the Alco test 7110 to measure the
amount of alcohol in a person's blood. The individual breathes deeply
into the machine's mouthpiece, so that the machine can get a sample
of air from the lungs. The machine then use this reading to calculate
the amount of alcohol in the person's blood, also referred to as their
BAC ("blood alcohol content"). Breath testing often provides
prosecutors with powerful evidence, so if you are charged with DWI, it
is important to enlist the counsel of a skilled
Parsippany DWI defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Fight Breath Test Evidence
Although they are commonly used by law enforcement, breath tests are not
without their flaws.
There are various factors that can impact the results of a breath test, such as:
- The breath machine was improperly calibrated
- The breath machine was improperly maintained
- The machine incorrectly measured alcohol in your mouth from an artificial
inflator, such as a breath mint
- You burped or vomited 20 minutes or less before the breath test was administered
- The machine incorrectly picked up body alcohol caused by certain gastric,
liver, or kidney conditions
- Restrictions or problems with lung capacity
If you believe the results of your breath test were negatively affected
by these or other factors, seek knowledgeable legal counsel. An attorney
can evaluate the circumstances that led to your arrest and assess the
prosecution's evidence to determine if your breath test results may
have been incorrect.
Need a lawyer for a DWI in Morris County?
Conviction for drunk driving in New Jersey carries harsh
penalties, even for a first offense. Sentencing for a DWI can include fines, imprisonment
in the county jail, loss of driver's license, and mandatory installation
of an ignition interlock device. In the face of these extensive consequences,
it is imperative that you have powerful defense on your side.
The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. is committed to helping
clients achieve the best possible outcomes no matter the circumstances
of their cases. I am dedicated to protecting their rights and advocating
for their best interests, and I can do the same for you.
Contact my firm today to learn about your defense options if you are charged with driving
while intoxicated in Morris County.