In order for the prosecution in Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida to use breathalyzer results in court an expert must be flown in to prove that the machine used during the arrest is functioning properly. Breath test results are a key piece of evidence used to secure DUI convictions in many states, but the added expense of having to bring in an expert makes this evidence difficult to use in many Florida DUI cases.
A trial that is underway now aims to prove the reliability of the one machine that Florida law enforcement officials are able to use during arrest in an effort to make convictions of impaired drivers a bit easier to obtain. In reality though there are a number of states right now who are having difficulties with the equipment they use to prove a suspect’s level of impairment.
All in all breathalyzers are a reliable method of determining intoxication but only if they are built, used and maintained properly. There are a number of things that can affect the accuracy of the machines which is why it is imperative for anyone arrested of a Colorado DUI to reach out to an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Your Colorado criminal defense attorney will challenge breathalyzer and blood test results that could be inaccurate in an effort to ensure that you don’t suffer a DUI conviction unnecessarily. A DUI in Colorado carries the potential of very serious consequences and having a Colorado criminal defense attorney on your side is the best way to minimize the chances of the prosecution securing a conviction.