Los Angeles DUI and Mouth Alcohol

  • May 26, 2017

    When you are pulled over as a driver for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, you are often asked to provide the breath samples on the portal preliminary alcohol sensor device held by the officer. In this case, the device will determine whether you have a BAC level of 0.08 percent and above in your blood system while driving. If you are arrested for DUI, you will be given the option of taking a blood sample or the breath test to determine the level of alcohol in your system. For the police officers, the always encourage the drivers to take the breath test because it is easier to conduct that exercise than the blood sample to ascertain whether or not your BAC level is over 0.08 percent. The breath test also reveals immediate results. In some cases, the result of the breath test can be affected by the presence of the alcohol in the device. In this case, these results are often not accurate.

    While these breath testing apparatus are designed to test the measure of deep-lung, alveolar, air in the breath sample of the driver, the presence of alcohol in the mouth can be detected by a device used to test the breath. In this case, you can provide the results that can be used to develop natural solutions. Many other factors can be used to explain the presence of alcohol in the blood system. In this case, the BAC results taken can offer an inaccurate conclusion. In some cases, a person who uses mouthwash often affects the results of the tests. Most of the developed mouthwashes contain alcohol molecules. If you use them, your results will also be affected. This is a problem for those who are on probation for the DUI criminal offense or those who are under the age of 21 because these drivers don’t have to drive the cars with measurable amounts of alcohol in their blood system. For some of those drivers, it is a criminal offense for those drivers to have a BAC level of more than 0.01 or higher in their blood system. For those drivers with certain dental conditions, the test can also be affected by such activities because alcohol can be trapped in such dental cavities.

    Some other factors can also contribute to the false BAC results. For some people, they don’t realize that chewing tobacco contains raw ethyl alcohol that can affect the result of the test. Also, the GERD condition coupled up with other reflex diseases can cause the stomach of a person flow up to contain alcohol. Because there is alcohol in your blood system, it will be forced to flow out. This leads to inaccurate BAC levels.

    Before testing the BAC level of alcohol in the driver’s blood system using the Breathalyzer device, the Title 17 of the American Constitution requires that the driver must be observed for 15 minutes to ensure that they do not smoke, eat, or drink. In this case, this action can also affect the BAC level of the driver. Even with these advancements, the breath levels often pick up the unwanted mouth alcohol that can be used to develop results. However, a skilled DUI lawyer can challenge any results put forth by the police through the testing device to show that these results were tainted through the inaccurate measurement device.

    If you are facing a DUI charge that involved the use of a breathalyzer to test your BAC level, seek guidance from a qualified attorney. The Los Angeles Law Firm has many years of professional experience defending their DUI clients. Please contact us for a detailed information coverage.

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