Michelle Suskauer fights DUI Convictions proving inaccurate testing. Breathalyzers, such as the Intoxilyzer 8000—which are used in many states, including Florida—measures a driver’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC); and has never been scientifically proven to be 100% accurate. In addition, law enforcement officers aren’t always properly trained in field sobriety testing, and checkpoint sobriety tests are often performed illegally.
One’s Blood-Breath partition ratio, body temperature, time of your last drink and time of the breath test after your last drink affect whether the result of the Intoxilyzer 8000 is accurate. Several factors, unrelated to the blood alcohol level can affect the results of the Intoxilyzer 8000 and other breathalyzers. For example, your breath test could be inaccurate by up to 8% or more if you simply have a fever or elevated temperature. Also, external factors like radio frequency interference from the police officer’s radio device located on his or her person could affect the reading. The bottom line is that just because a reading from the Intoxicator 8000 or any other breathalyzer records a blood alcohol content of greater than .08, this doesn’t mean that someone is guilty of DUI.
Under Florida law, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a serious offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or above. The probability for errors in an arrest is high and someone charged with a DUI should pursue the best defense. Michelle Suskauer, of the Suskauer Law Firm, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. They are active in the West Palm Beach and Florida legal communities and remain abreast of the latest laws, techniques, and strategies surrounding criminal defense. Their reputation within the legal community is a benefit to their clients; and they have served thousands of clients in Palm Beach County over the last 15 years.
The Suskauer Law firm specializes in criminal and DUI defense. The firm was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, at 1601 Forum Place. Attorney Michelle Suskauer can be contacted at (561) 687-7866.