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Should you challenge a breath analysis test?

As a resident of New Jersey who is facing DUI-related charges, you may be wondering how your breath analysis test result will come into play. The Law Offices of Michael T. Nolan, Jr. will help you through this difficult period and debunk some of the greatest myths surrounding breathalyzers.

One of the biggest false notions is the idea that if your breath analysis test reads positively, you will definitely be convicted of your DUI-related charge. Some people are tempted to refuse to take a breath analysis test because of that. However, there are implied consent laws that make it so you automatically give your consent for these DUI tests any time you're on the road. By refusing, you actually break the law and can end up facing even more consequences.

Instead, you will likely be better off challenging the results of the breath analysis test itself. These devices are good tools of measurement, but aren't always guaranteed to be accurate. Human calibration and maintenance is necessary to keep them running in top form. Additionally, they don't differentiate between types of alcohol. A mouthwash or medicine with alcohol in it will be detected just as readily as a drink from a bar.

If you have questions about breath analysis tests, their accuracy, or what to do if you refused to take one, please visit the link here. It will direct you to our web page on DUI defense, where you can find helpful information that may help you prepare for your trial.

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