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If I Failed a Breathalyzer Test, Will I Be Convicted?


Many people are under the mistaken belief that a failed breathalyzer test will automatically lead to conviction. This is far from the truth. The breathalyzer devices used by police in Savannah and around the state are not able to accurately measure a person's blood alcohol concentration; they can only estimate the amount of alcohol in a person's breath. To get an accurate BAC reading, a blood test would be required.

If you fail a breathalyzer test, it could be due to the fact that the officer was not qualified or inadequately trained on how to administer the breathalyzer test or the device malfunctioned or was not properly calibrated. There are instances where an officer may make a suspected DUI stop without having probable cause to do so. If this happens to you, we can help you fight to get your case dismissed on that basis alone.

There are countless ways to challenge the results of a breathalyzer test. With the skilled counsel of a Savannah DUI attorney from our firm, you stand a much greater chance of avoiding conviction and getting your good name cleared. At Schneider Lerch Bronston, LLC, we take pride in being an aggressive advocate for those facing criminal charges. Our lead attorney has experience working on both side of the criminal justice system, so is well aware of the tactics the prosecution may use to obtain a conviction.

If you are arrested for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI), we will work diligently to devise an effective defense strategy and provide you with the hard-hitting representation needed to help you attain the most favorable outcome to your case. We stand ready to fight for you! Call our firm now so we can get started on your defense.


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