Reliability of a Breathalyzer–Texas DWI Defense Attorney
DWI Attorney Serving Clients in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin Counties
The Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover represents clients who have been charged for driving while intoxicated in Rockwall, Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton County, Texas. Often when people are pulled over and asked to submit to a breath test –usually under the suspicion of drinking and driving or using drugs–they fail because of faulty equipment: in other words, failing a breathalyzer test may not be due to any chemical substance related to alcohol consumption; it could just be faulty equipment.
If your blood alcohol level was at or above the legal limit in Texas of .08, and you don’t understand why, an experienced DWI defense attorney, who has first-hand experience of how breathalyzers work, can help you solve your problem.
DWI Attorney Using Scientific Evidence to Prove Your Case
Many attorneys do not have a background in biology and chemistry to understand the science behind inaccurate chemical tests and breath testing devices: our law firm has such an attorney.
Attorney Christopher N. Hoover is the only Certified Operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000. The breath test machine formerly used across Texas. He has also attended more advanced DWI Seminars on the machine than any other attorney in Texas. Mr. Hoover has spoken at many seminars and he always teaches the class on Defending Failed Breath Test cases.
Attorney Christopher N. Hoover is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense and has taught educational seminars on DWI to other leading attorneys at some of the top law schools nationwide (Harvard Law School being one example). He is also trained and certified in field sobriety testing, as a Practitioner and Instructor.
Texas recently replaced the Intoxilyzer 5000 because they were so old and subject to more problems than before. The new machine is called the Intoxilyzer 9000. Although it has added many new features to the old machine, Texas specifically asked the manufacturer to disconnect all of the new features on the Intoxilyzer 9000’s it purchased to use in Texas. This new machine is really the same old machine in a new cabinet. It is subject to all the flaws of the old machine and it should be embarrassing for the State’s expert to testify that these new innovations have been purposely removed from our “new” machines, but this testimony is brought out during everyone of Mr. Hoover’s breath test trials.
Our law office knows the reliability of any breathalyzer can be challenged for many reasons:
- The field officer administering the breathalyzer test was not properly trained or qualified on the equipment
- The equipment was not cleaned or calibrated correctly
- The equipment picked up on other medications –like prescription medicine–used by the driver, or the physical condition of the driver such as heartburn, asthma, bronchitis, and special types of diet supplements.
- Weather conditions and exposure of the equipment to gas fumes, paint, or floor sanding that were in the air while the breath test was administered
Regardless if you failed the breathalyzer test, there are ways to challenge the results.
Contact Our DWI Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation
Contact the Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover in Dallas, if you need representation for any failed breathalyzer test. We are certified, knowledgeable instructors in all aspects of DWI law and technology. Call us Toll-Free at 1-888-252-4DWI,or locally at 214-521-2277.