Eugene Breath Test Attorney
While breath test machines like Oregon’s Intoxilyzer 8000 are used to measure the amount of alcohol an individual has in his or her system, the results of these tests are not always accurate, nor administered correctly by police officers.
Poorly administered breath tests and inaccurate BAC (blood alcohol content) measurements are not only unfair, but also may cost you your freedom if you are convicted of a DUI. The experienced Eugene breath test lawyer at Duvall Law Office, P.C., recognizes the complexity of the Intoxilyzer 8000 and the errors that can occur. We are prepared to help you challenge faulty breath test results in the defense of an unjust drunk driving charge.
An Oregon Breath Alcohol Test Defense Lawyer Who Knows the Facts
Having assisted individuals facing serious misdemeanor and felony drunk driving charges throughout western Oregon, most notably focused on Eugene, Oregon, since 1988, attorney Hugh Duvall has gained a comprehensive understanding of the laws surrounding sobriety tests and the stringent regulations that police officers must follow when administering such tests.
We understand how devastating a DUI conviction may be, especially if the results of the Intoxilyzer 8000 were inaccurate due to improper administration.
The Intoxilyzer 8000 requires two breath samples to measure the BAC of an individual. It then displays the lowest of the two samples. Accuracy of the machine should be carefully considered on an individual basis, however, because the machine takes the sample and prints a BAC based upon an assumption that the arrested person’s blood to breath alcohol correlation is within a certain range; it ignores the person’s unique physiology. Test results may also not be an accurate depiction of one’s BAC at the time the person was actually driving.
If you believe that your Breathalyzer or Intoxilyzer 8000 BAC results were inaccurate, the Duvall Law Office, P.C., may be able to help you. We can help protect your rights when you are up against life-altering drunk driving charges by:
- Thoroughly evaluating your case by collaborating with you regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident
- Identifying whether there are concerns that the breath test machine accurately measured your BAC
- Exploring factors that may have contributed to an inaccurate measurement
- Ensuring the breath test machine was working properly and has been maintained following statutory and administrative rule requirements
- Examining the police officer’s administration of the breath test machine
Attorney Hugh Duvall can explore every avenue of defense in your drunk driving case. We urge you to contact the Duvall Law Office, P.C., regarding your breath test results.
Contact Duvall Law Office, P.C., Today
We invite you to call the Duvall Law Office, P.C., at 541-345-4500, or e-mail us to schedule a confidential consultation regarding your criminal charge. Our law office is based in Eugene, Oregon. We represent clients in Lane County and throughout the surrounding cities and counties. Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend and evening appointments are available when necessary. We offer jail visits upon request. Credit cards are accepted at our firm.