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 Officer’s Request for a DWI Breath Test “Coercive”? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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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…

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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

    … Fatigued or drowsy driving is a prevalent and dangerous problem in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that annually there are over 100,000 reported accidents caused by driver fatigue which account for nearly 1,500, 71,000 injuries, and a nearly $12 billion loss.1 Combating fatigued driving begins…

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  • Requirements for a DWI in Texas

    … are driving while “not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol” or another controlled substance. This means, for instance, if an officer observes you driving erratically, pulls you over, and smells alcohol on your breath, he can arrest you for DWI even if you “pass” a breathalyzer or blood test. Can I…

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  • The dangers of fatigued driving

    … Fatigued or drowsy driving is a prevalent and dangerous problem in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that annually there are over 100,000 reported accidents caused by driver fatigue which account for nearly 1,500 fatalities, 71,000 injuries, and a nearly $12 billion loss.1 Combating fatigued driving…

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  • Ignition Interlock Devices in Texas

    … Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are designed to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle after they have ingested any amount of alcohol. An IID essentially works like a breathalyzer, in that you must blow into the device, which measures the level of alcohol in your breath, before you are permitted to drive. When a court issues an order…

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  • DUI License Suspension | Administrative Hearing

    …DHSMV Forms for DUI Administrative Suspension DUI Administrative Hearings If you are arrested for a DUI and either 1) blow > a .08 on the Breathalyzer or 2) refuse a chemical test, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended. The police officer will seize your license and forward it to the DHSMV. Within 10 days, you need to decide…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 50 readers -
  • 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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