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…

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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

    … means for an officer to obtain a blood sample and is, therefore, essentially useless. For additional information, please contact us at: The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA, 1 East Broward Boulevard #700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954)990-0525 The post Marijuana DUI | Florida Law appeared first on Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney | Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney. …

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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

    … you consume any alcoholic beverage, your mental or physical faculties are affected. The precise effect of alcohol on your body depends on many factors, including your weight, sex, and whether you have recently eaten. So, for example, one beer taken with dinner is likely to have less of an intoxicating effect on you than three shots of whiskey…

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  • The dangers of fatigued driving

    … is impaired, overall performance is decreased due to a lack of vigilance and motivation, moodiness is increased, aggressive behaviors develop, and as a result of these combined complications there is a greater chance for collisions to occur.7 Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you have suffered…

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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

    … to subpoena police officers and/or other relevant witnesses to the administrative hearing. For more information, please contact us at: The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA, 1 E Broward Blvd #700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954)990-0525 or The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA, 2 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131 (305)459-3286 …

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  • Child Charged with DWI – What To Do

    … in the breath test in front of the jury. Often an unethical prosecutor will imply that not offering a breath sample is an admission of guilt. It isn’t, how can making a right that you have as an American ever be admission of guilt. The reality is that Galveston prosecutors at the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office under the supervision of our elected…

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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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