What Happens If You Fail A Breathalyzer Test?
If you have been pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) or for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you will likely be asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. This test measures your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If you are found to have even a BAC of .05 or higher, you may face charges for DUI/DWI.
We Provide Aggressive Defense Against Breath Tests
Like any device, a breathalyzer is not perfect and sometimes results in false readings. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers know what arguments to raise in these situations. We can investigate whether the device was working properly including but not limited to investigating whether:
- Improper calibration
- Operator error
- Failure to comply with the toxicologist regulations
- Mechanical defects with the breath device
We can also challenge your charges on other grounds, such as whether you were properly stopped or whether you were given a consent form before the test. As former prosecutors, our attorneys know how the other side prepares for DUI/DWI cases. We will use this knowledge to your advantage when building an aggressive defense for your case.
Consequences Of Refusing A Breath Test In Maryland
Unlike field sobriety tests, you will face consequences if you refuse to submit to a breath test. The Motor Vehicle Administration will be notified of your refusal and you will face a proposed suspension of your driving privilege from 270 days for a first refusal to two years for a second or subsequent refusal. We have handled over 1,000 cases and we know how to protect your driving privileges.
In addition to providing representation in criminal court, we can guide you through any administrative hearings concerning your driver’s license. We will examine the facts of your case and walk you through the MVA process. In certain circumstances, the MVA cannot prove a knowing and valid refusal. We will ensure you are treated justly and fairly throughout the administrative sanction process at the MVA.
Call For An Appointment With A DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer
If you failed a breathalyzer test, there are still a number of defense options available to you. Contact our DUI defense attorneys online or call 410-822-7660 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
Located in Easton, Maryland, we represent clients throughout the Eastern Shore. For your convenience, we accept Visa and MasterCard.