Challenging A Breath Test

Many people immediately assume that a breath test result is automatically conclusive evidence. Fortunately, there are numerous defenses available for those who score in a range that puts them over the legal limit. If you or a loved one is facing DUI charges, it is crucial that you have a skilled defense attorney on your side fighting to protect you.

Hire A Former Prosecutor For Your Defense

At McSweeney Moore Law Offices, we have extensive experience challenging a breath test and defending clients in communities throughout Cook County who are facing criminal charges. Our attorneys understand the penalties for a conviction can be harsh, and we will fight to minimize your exposure to them.

Consequences such as fines, jail time and loss of driving privileges can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of your life — both personal and professional. Look to our lawyers to protect you.

Breath Tests Are Not Infallible

Illinois law enforcement agencies rely on various machines to aid in building a case for DUI. Using the Breathalyzer to the Intoxilyzer, officers arrest people every day. The BAC numbers from these devices are treated as providing evidence of intoxication. But how trustworthy are these numbers?

The reliability and validity of a breath test can be challenged in many ways — typically by asking questions such as:

  • Was the officer properly trained in the machine's operation?
  • Was the machine properly cleaned and stored between uses?
  • Was the machine properly calibrated?
  • Were there any contaminants or environmental factors that could have influenced the results?
  • Were the results properly stored and protected through the chain of custody?

Even if the officer can prove that it was a valid traffic stop, the breath test results cannot immediately be trusted. As your defense attorneys, we will question and challenge all aspects of your charge, including the breath test result that stands at the center of your case.

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