DUI Defense Breathalyzer and Alcohol Testing
Do you specialize as a DUI defense attorney and need reliable testing? ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North facilities are equipped to provide court admissible, accurate testing with a nationwide network.
Problems in Field Breathalyzer Testing
Breath alcohol testing, or a breathalyzer, is the most common type of field test used in DUI arrests. This piece of equipment can be faulty and subject to human error. Additionally, there are several fundamental negative aspects of breathalyzer tests that add to errors in test results. This includes:
Elevated BAC Measurements
Breathalyzer tests measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) and can give an elevated measurement because of alcohol trapped in the suspect’s mouth or throat. The results of a breathalyzer test depend on the volume of air measured that comes from the driver’s lungs. Since the air from the mouth or esophagus can be measured, it may include traces of alcohol from burping or vomiting, and this can make the results inaccurate.
The presence of external contaminants can affect the integrity of breathalyzer results, and many agents can contribute to inaccurate results. An improperly cleaned device leaving residual alcohol and alcohol from cleaning devices are a couple of examples.
Inaccuracies of this type reinforce the importance of using a second form of alcohol content, or BAC, testing. ARCpoint Labs in Austin, TX Northhas the expertise to conduct proper alcohol blood, urine and breath testing.
Chain of Custody and Accuracy in BAC Testing Guaranteed
We realize the importance of following the chain of custody guidelines, and our professional team understands the importance of this protocol. Our employees can strengthen your client’s case since they have experience in collection techniques.
Trained Blood Alcohol Technicians (BATs) conduct alcohol testing at ARCpoint Labs in Austin, TX North. The technicians always employ necessary precautions against contamination including consistent monitoring and calibration of equipment used for testing.
Contact ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North to learn more about alcohol/BAC testing for DUI defense to get reliable, accurate and confidential testing.
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