DUI Breath Tests

Georgia’s Intoxilyzer 9000 Breath Test

Our Attorneys Help Clients Fight DUI and Refusal Charges

The blood alcohol content (BAC) readings given by Georgia’s Intoxilyzer 9000 breath testing device is normally the most important type of evidence in most DUI cases. If you have been charged with DUI or breath test refusal, you need a lawyer who understands how this machine works & how to attack it.

We are experienced DUI defense attorneys based in Valdosta & Douglas, GA and serve clients throughout southeast Georgia. If you failed the breath test or refused to take it, we can help you fight to keep your driver’s license and avoid a serious criminal conviction.

How to Challenge Breath Test Results

In Georgia, if you are stopped while driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above (.04 for commercial drivers and .02 for drivers under 21), you are automatically considered guilty of driving under the influence, even in the absence of any evidence that your driving was impaired.

However, breath tests do not measure Blood Alcohol Content directly. They only measure the amount of alcohol in your breath. As evidence of DUI, these readings are far from foolproof.

For a breath test to be considered even remotely accurate, it must be:

  1. Calibrated correctly
  2. Administered under a very specific set of procedural guidelines.
  3. Stored under the proper conditions
  4. Free from any radio frequency interference

Even then, there are factors such as:

  1. Medical conditions
  2. Food particles in the mouth that can throw off the results.

At The George McCranie Law Firm our attorneys understand how the Intoxilyzer 9000 works and are experienced at challenging the results of breath tests. Our Attorneys have special training in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests given by Law Enforcement & are also instructors in Standardized Sobriety Tests! We are also experienced at representing clients who have been accused of breath test refusal, an offense that can cause your driver’s license to be suspended for a full year.

Contact our experienced DUI Breath Test Refusal Attorneys at 912-209-9372

If you are facing the loss of your license and other penalties due to a failed breathalyzer test or breath test refusal, we can help you understand your options and fight your charges. To schedule a free consultation, please contact our office at 912-384-2889 or by e-mail.