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The Intoxilyzer 8000 in Hollywood, FL

Don’t Get Convicted Due to a Faulty Machine

If you are facing DUI charges in Florida, it is likely that you were asked to submit to a breath test for analysis. Though these machines, and the tests they administer, are frequently referred to as “breathalyzer” tests, the actual machines that go by that name are no longer nearly as widely used. Instead, the most common machines are currently the Intoxilyzer 8000.

Results that Can Make or Break a Case

Because of the profound impact that the results of these tests can have when defending your case, it is crucial that your criminal defense attorney has a thorough working knowledge of any relevant governing regulations. Our firm has successfully argued several cases in which the client’s test results alleged that he was over the legal limit, but was able to exclude this information due to the potential of faulty machinery.

The Limitations of the Intoxilyzer 8000

With the power that these test results hold over a human being’s life and future, it would seem obvious that they would be extremely strictly monitored, calibrated, stored, and regularly evaluated to assure accuracy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and the Intoxilyzer 8000 may be found to malfunction, provide false readings, and be found to be much more inaccurate when used by untrained individuals.

We may be able to challenge any of the following in your case:

  • The machine itself
  • The way in which the sample was collected
  • Whether or not the officer was correctly operating or interpreting the machine
  • The process before the test was administered

At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we understand how to handle cases like these to ensure that your rights are zealously defended.

Call our offices today at (954) 860-8434 to speak to a skilled Hollywood DUI lawyer and find out how we can help you.