Many people in the state of Michigan are unfortunately held responsible for being measured to be over the legal limit, when in fact they were subject to an inaccurate Breathalyzer test. This is why those charged with a DUI should make sure that they consider their circumstances and take action to defend themselves when they believe it to be appropriate.
The role of Breathalyzer tests is to conveniently measure the amount of alcohol in a personâ€™s breath in order to estimate their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If a personâ€™s BAC is measured to be over .08 percent, they will face DUI charges. However, Breathalyzer tests are not always accurate, and this is very important to take note of.
If you have drunk even a veryÂ small amount of alcohol, it takes around 20 minutes for the alcohol in your mouth to be fully absorbed. Even though your BAC may not be over the limit, taking a Breathalyzer test within 20 minutes of drinking, smoking or eating can mean that the results appear to be skewed.
Additionally, common health conditions such as acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease can mean that the Breathalyzer test falsely reports that you are over the legal BAC limit.
It is very important that you stand up to defend yourself from a DUI charge in the state of Michigan if you believe that theÂ results were inaccurate. Doing so can potentially prevent you from facing legal consequences.
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