Many people who are arrested for DUI in San Diego will have their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) determined by a breath test machine, or breathalyzer. The breathalyzer is a complex electronic device. While it is often an accurate measure of one’s BAC, the machine is not infallible. This short video gives a glimpse into the technology that is in current use by law enforcement in San Diego.
The machine has a number of self checking diagnostic programs which are designed to insure accurate test results. But as with any technology, the operator must operate the machine in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. In addition, there are specific requirements set forth in California law with which the operator must comply for the results to be admissible in court.
If the operator makes a mistake or the machine is not calibrated properly, the test results may be erroneous. If you submit to a breath test and are charged with a DUI in San Diego, you should seek the advice of a San Diego DUI lawyer who is familiar with the technology and the defenses to DUI charges based on erroneous test results.
DUI cases in San Diego can be won or lost based on the results of the breathalyzer. It is important to get the right advice from a San Diego DUI attorney who has actually studied the machine and is familiar with the prosecution’s experts who will testify about the results. There is no substitute for experience and specialized knowledge. The attorneys at San Diego Defenders have the experience and knowledge to give you the best possible representation for your San Diego DUI. Call us at 619.258.8888