Georgia’s Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Lawyer
Douglas Attorney Helping Clients Fight DUI and Refusal Charges
The blood alcohol content (BAC) readings given by Georgia’s Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test device are 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.
I am George McCranie IV, an experienced DUI defense attorney based in Douglas and serving clients throughout southeast Georgia. If you failed the breath test or refused to take it, I can help you fight to keep your driver’s license and avoid a serious criminal conviction.
Understanding How to Challenge Breath Test Results
In Georgia, if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content 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 BAC directly. They only measure the amount of alcohol in your breath. As evidence of DUI, these readings are far from foolproof.
In order for a breath test to be considered even remotely accurate, it must be calibrated correctly and administered under a very specific set of procedural guidelines. Even then, there are factors such as medical conditions and food particles that can throw off the results.
I understand how the Intoxilyzer 5000 works and am experienced at challenging the results of breath tests. I am 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 a Coffee County DUI Breath Test Refusal Attorney at 912-384-2889
If you are facing the loss of your license and other penalties due to a failed breathalyzer test or breath test refusal, I can help you understand your options and fight your charges. To schedule a free consultation, please contact my office at 912-384-2889 or by e-mail.