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Challenging Breath Test Results In Maryland

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Have you, or perhaps your child, been pulled over in the state of Maryland and charged with DUI or DWI? If so, they were most likely given a breath test which showed they had been drinking. This is bad. In these cases what our Towson DUI lawyers do is challenge the validity of the breath test machine. The way we do that is, number one, we will look to see if the machine was properly calibrated. There is certain documentation that the district attorney must provide to the defense team to see if calibration was properly handled in this case.

Number two, also, was the breath test operator certified to get a breath test sample, to operate the machine? We would look at the certification, whether his certification was updated or not. Here in the state of Pennsylvania, there have been problems with breath test machines. A good example is Baltimore, where approximately over 1,000 breath test samples were discarded because of operator error, and many of those tests, because of that, were dismissed. The DUI cases were actually dismissed themselves. So that’s something that we look at, and it’s very important for a defendant to a competent Annapolis, Maryland DUI lawyer to handle yout case

Contact A Maryland Attorney Who Has Experience Challenging Breath Tests

Please click here to connect with our Dundalk, Maryland DUI lawyers for a free case review. They serve all of Maryland including Salisbury, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Towson, Elkton, Bel Air, Rockville, Bethesda, Frederick, Oakland, Hagerstown, College Park, Bowie, Laurel, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Clinton, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Columbia, Ellicott City, Westminster, Prince Frederick & Leonardtown, MD.