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California Supreme Court: No Challenging of Breathalyzer Accuracy in DUI Cases

The California Supreme Court has held that general scientific evidence refuting the accuracy of all breathalyzers in California DUI cases is inadmissible as evidence. The decision, however, does not prohibit the introduction of evidence that a particular breathalyzer is malfunctioning. Continue reading

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Can a Home Breathalyzer Prevent a DUI?

Many people who have only had a couple of drinks often get arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence simply because they did not know they are above a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content. Therefore, it would be fair to assume that if people knew that they had 0.09 or a 0.10 percent blood alcohol content, maybe they could avoid a DUI by waiting just a little longer before getting behind the wheel. But with so much at stake, can we really trust home breathalyzers? Are they reliable? Can we still get a DUI? Continue reading

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