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Blood Alcohol Content Defenses

If you are facing an Massachusetts driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge, a figure of blood alcohol defenses can be used to your benefit. Because many prosecutors rely heavily on the results of a breath or blood test, their case may be weakened if a defense attorney can prove that the outcomes are inaccurate.

Each person metabolizes alcohol differently dependent on his or her gender, diameter, or other physical conditions. but, breathalyzer machines are designed to estimate the average person's blood alcohol write-up (BAC). A skilled DWI attorney can investigate your BAC test to determine if there were any factors which could have created an inflated reading.

Your defense attorney may decide to take a medical test operate to determine if you require a condition that causes your body to method alcohol differently or if your body naturally has a certain BAC level because of a physical disorder. This defense can help you if you tested over the legal limit, nevertheless did not consume alcohol.

The rising blood alcohol defense could in addition be used for your case. The law involving how much alcohol it is likely to have in your system is based on because you were driving. If you had a drink before placing behind the wheel, the alcohol doesn't have enough time to enter your bloodstream and affect your driving. However, if the officer waits for a couple of hours before administering a breath test, your BAC may be elevated. An attorney may use retrograde extrapolation to estimate your blood alcohol content when you were driving.

Your attorney may furthermore comment the breathalyzer's maintenance and calibration logs to determine if it was in proper working order. The breath machine's meter is hugely sensitive and must be calibrated periodically according to the manufacturer's guidelines. If it was not calibrated correctly, or the calibration recommendation has expired, your case may be dismissed.

As you are able to observe, there are some Massachusetts blood alcohol document defenses that can help your case. Our attorneys keep on top of the latest defense strategies for you to help clients accused of DWI in Travis County. Speak with us today for a free case evaluation.


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