Alcohol Level Testing
Brighton OUI Attorney Provides Aggressive Representation
Fighting Breathalyzer Machines
While alcohol level testing is believed to be the only way to accurately determine impairment, these tests are actually based upon several assumptions that are not scientifically accurate. If you've been arrested after taking a chemical breath test at the police station,, then you need to contact Attorney Adam Russell. This is especially true if you were not at the State Police barracks.
Attorney Russell does independent investigation and ensures that your rights were not infringed upon in any manner during your arrest or booking. Some common signs of an improperly administered breath test may include:
- alleged result of greater than 0.20
- untrained law enforcement
- presence of interference with the sample or measurement by the machine
- testing invalid candidates (persons with dentures or other major dental work, persons who handle insolvents, diabetics)
When you turn to Attorney Russell for help, he can fight your chemical breath test results in court.
Do you have to take a breath test in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, drivers who won't submit to a chemical breath test will not be charged with a separate criminal offense, however, they may be subject to an automatic license suspension. It is important to note that an admissible breath test must be done at a police station. Preliminary breath tests on the roadside are not recognized as reliable enough to be used as evidence in criminal court.
Why Should You Hire Adam Russell for Your OUI Defense?
If you want to fight your OUI case, hire Adam Russell. He has earned a reputation of getting results for repeat offenders who have been charged with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th OUI offenses, obtaining no jail time for them in Boston, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Worcester County.
Hire Adam Russell to get a lawyer that listens to you, returns your phone calls personally, and goes the extra mile.
He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, so you can rest assured that he has extensive experience with all types of drunk driving cases.
How Police Test Your Intoxication Levels
The police do not test intoxication levels. If you are taken into police custody, you will most likely be asked to take a breath test. This measures the lack of resistance to a laser beam that is sent through a chamber. It does not test for the presence of alcohol in your blood.
When you breath into the breath machine tube, that air is then sent into the machine. In the machine, that air is pushed into a chamber. Then a laser reflected off a mirror across a chamber. The presence of chemical compounds similar to drinking alcohol (ETOH), will increase the resistance of that laser passing through the chamber. The amount of that laser that makes it through the chamber is measured.
Nowhere in this machine is a measurement of your blood. When a person completes a chemical breath test, they breath into a tube. They do not provide a blood sample, therefore the breath machine does not scientifically measure a person's blood alcohol content.
If you feel that you were wrongfully arrested, you need to work with Russell Defense Firm immediately.
Retaining Trusted Legal Defense
At Russell Defense Firm, you can rely on Adam Russell to deliver only the best possible legal service and aggressive defense for your case. He understands that this time in your life can be frustrating and difficult, but with good advice and advocacy, you may be able to reach a favorable outcome. Adam has years of experience assisting clients and he may be able to help you as well. If you have been arrested and have questions or concerns regarding your situation, contact his office and schedule a free case evaluation now.