Breathalyzer

A breathalyzer or breathalyser (a portmanteau of breath and analyzer/analyser) is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample. Breathalyzer is the brand name for the instrument developed by inventor Robert Frank Borkenstein. It was registered as a trademark on May 13, 1958, and is active as of 2014 but the word has become a generic trademark. This article is about generic devices for estimating blood alcohol content.
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  • When Is a Police Officer’s Request for a DWI Breath Test “Coercive”?

    … Texas is an “implied consent” when it comes to DWI. This means that if you refuse a breath-alcohol test when a police officer suspects you of drunk driving, your driver’s license can be suspended. But the officer cannot force you to give consent, although he may seek a judicial warrant to conduct the test. Appeals […] The post When Is a Police…

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  • New BAC Technology in Today’s Automobiles

    … Because statistics reported on by CBS News suggest that the incidence rate of driving while intoxicated is increasing, Texas state officials as well as federal agencies remain as committed as ever to stopping drunk driving. As automotive technology advances by leaps and bounds, there may be a new wave of technology that will soon find […] The post New BAC Technology in Today’s Automobiles appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Personal BAC Tester vs. Police Officer Breathalyzer

    … Some cautious Harris County residents will do anything to avoid an arrest and conviction for driving while intoxicated – including purchasing their own personal breathalyzer or breath-testing instrument. On the one hand, this can be seen as a responsible act: it is presumed that an individual in the possession of one of these devices will […] The post Personal BAC Tester vs. Police Officer Breathalyzer appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … to obtain a blood test in a DUI case. Florida House Bill 237 | Marijuana DUI Blood Test Florida House Bill 237 was introduced into the Florida House of Representatives by Representative Brandes on January 12, 2017. The purpose of the bill is to amend Florida Statute 316.193 by establishing a quantitative threshold of an active marijuana metabolite…

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  • Fighting a Breathalyzer Test in Texas

    … It is common practice in Texas DWI cases for a police officer to request a suspected drunk driver take a Breathalyzer test. A Breathalyzer is a device used to measure a person’s blood-alcohol content (BAC). Texas, like most states, considers a person guilty of a DWI if his or her BAC exceeds .08 percent. Is […] The post Fighting a Breathalyzer Test in Texas appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • The Dangers of Fatigued Driving

    … is no test for sloppiness like a breathalyzer used for intoxication, sleepiness can span a spectrum from mild tiredness to a point of high fatigue, and determining if a driver is fatigued is based on self-assessment.2 However, there are common symptoms associated with driver fatigue such as trouble focusing, head nodding, lack of immediate recall, poor…

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  • Requirements for a DWI in Texas

    … consumed without eating. For purposes of determining whether someone is too intoxicated to drive, the law sets a standard based on “alcohol concentration.” This can be measured by in one of three ways: A breathalyzer, a blood test, or a urine sample. Regardless of how it is measured, if the alcohol concentration is at or above 0.8 percent, you…

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  • The dangers of fatigued driving

    … because there is no test for sloppiness like a breathalyzer used for intoxication, sleepiness can span a spectrum from mild tiredness to a point of high fatigue, and determining if a driver is fatigued is based on self-assessment.2 However, there are common symptoms associated with driver fatigue such as trouble focusing, head nodding, lack…

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  • Ignition Interlock Devices in Texas

    …. A 2015 Texas law also provides that you may opt for an IID restriction, rather than having your driver’s license suspended altogether, where your DUI conviction was based on an incident in which your blood alcohol content (BAC) measured 0.15 or lower. If you are facing DWI-related charges that may require you to have an IID, you should discuss your…

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  • DUI License Suspension | Administrative Hearing

    … at the DHSMV Office of Administrative Reviews within 10 days of your arrest with this form and proof of enrollment in the appropriate DUI course. You will have a hearing in front of a hearing officer who will determine your eligibility. HSMV 78066 SUBPOENA/SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING Download (DOCX, 13KB) Use this document…

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  • Child Charged with DWI – What To Do

    … is arrested and charged with DUI, they may be asked to take a Breathalyzer test. However, a minor driver has the option to refuse the breath test, but it exposes them to the risk of suffering a more severe license penalties. Despite that it is still best to pass on the option of giving a breath test in most situations. Usually, DUI cases are heard…

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  • How Can I Prove a Driver Was Distracted?

    … ways such as the smell of alcohol, the presence of alcohol containers in the vehicle, slurred speech, or stumbling. The reporting police officer is trained to identify these clues and if they are present the officer will surely administer a field sobriety test or breathalyzer. Driver impairment because of lack of sleep is most common in cases…

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