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Is A Breath Test Reliable?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

One of the most adrenaline inducing moments of life can be when you see the flashing lights of a police cruiser in your rear view mirror after you’ve been drinking. The first few seconds can be the worst, and the anxiety that is produced lingers for days after the event. Anyone who has been in this situation is understandably scared, and wonders what the best course of action is to resolve the matter. Part of the confusion may stem from the process, and in particular the breath test. The facts are clear though: not all results are reliable. Human error plays a part in the testing, and since no one is perfect it is wise to challenge the validity of the test results.  

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Can They Take My Blood In A DWI Case?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Being charged for DWI requires the authorities to show you are legally intoxicated. What that means is that the level of alcohol in your blood exceeds the legal limit. To make this determination the police may perform a field sobriety test, which might include a Breathalyzer. However, a more accurate conclusion of your BAC is reached by the officer actually taking your blood. The process for obtaining a blood sample is complicated.  

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Is a Field Sobriety Test Accurate?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

When you get pulled over on suspicion of driving while impaired the police will likely give you a field sobriety test. The test results help authorities determine if you are legally intoxicated and should be arrested for DWI. Your performance helps establish probable cause for the arrest and then the charges of DWI being lodged against you.  

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Man Charged With DUI Despite Blowing .000

  • By James Cummings
  • Jun 11, 2013

SURPRISE, Ariz. (CBS Cleveland) — Arizona authorities charge a man for driving under the influence despite him blowing a .000 on a breathalyzer test. 

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NC Proposal Would Lower Legal Alcohol Limit

  • By Bryan McCoury
  • Jun 03, 2013

Carteret County drivers could face stricter limits on how much they can drink and still legally drive. 

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