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In the state of Florida, blowing a .08 or higher on a breathalyzer is going to have really serious consequences. Hillsborough County DUI defendants who have a .08 BAC or higher are going to face an automatic six month license suspension by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  Criminal charges can also follow, which can result in a license suspension, jail time, fines, and other penalties.

Do I Need a Hillsborough County Defense Against Breathalyzer Test Attorney?

You need a Hillsborough County defense against breathalyzer tests lawyer if you are going to try to fight your charges. You have options even with a BAC above-the-legal limit and avoiding conviction may be possible but you need to be proactive and do everything you can to build a strong case.

At Florida DUI Law Firm, you can find attorneys who have the experience you need. Our lawyers are former assistant state attorneys and former experts in the INTOXILYZER test used by law enforcement. We know how to fight DUI charges even with a BAC above the limit.

What if Your Breathalyzer Test Shows a BAC Above-The-Limit?

When you blow a .08 or above, this creates the presumption that you were too impaired to drive your vehicle and the prosecutor doesn’t have to specifically prove you were drunk in order for a jury to convict.  This means you need to either keep the evidence of the high BAC out of court or you need to make the jury doubt that the test was accurate.

Evidence may be suppressed when the police pulled you over without justification or asked you to submit to a breathalyzer even though there was no reason to suspect impairment.  All evidence collected in an illegal traffic stop is not going to be usable by a prosecutor because it is “fruit of the poison tree” after the police pulled you over without a valid reason.

If the evidence of your breathalyzer test is admissible, you can still raise questions about whether it was accurate. Handheld breath tests conducted in the field are not usually used as evidence because they are too unreliable, but even the official breathalyzer may not be calibrated right or the test may have been administered improperly.  All you need to do is make the jury doubt the outcome of the test to avoid being found guilty. Florida DUI Law Firm will work hard to help you find experts and present evidence of problems with breath test results.

Getting Help From a Hillsborough County Defense Against Breathalyzer Tests Law Firm

Florida DUI Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and our experienced attorneys will begin working right away on building your case and formulating your defense. Give us a call now to learn more about how we can help with your criminal charges with a BAC of .08 or higher.