Effective Defense from a Kansas City DUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested for a DUI in the Kansas City area, there is a
good chance that the officer used an Intoxilyzer 8000 machine to test your
breath alcohol content and determine your intoxication level. This machine was released by manufacturer
CMI several years ago and is used across the nation to estimate blood
alcohol level from breath alcohol level. In fact, approximately 230 agencies
and 4200 certified operators are using around two hundred Intoxilyzer
8000 instruments in the state of Kansas alone.
DUI cases have revealed some weaknesses in the results from the Intoxilyzer 8000.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI based on results
from an Intoxilyzer 8000 reading, you need to contact a knowledgeable
Kansas City, MO DUI lawyer from
The Law Offices of Charles R. Green. Our firm has extensive knowledge of this machine and the arguments that
can be made against its accuracy.
Kansas City DUI Attorney: Fighting Your DUI Charges
One of the main arguments that can be made against the accuracy of the
Intoxilyzer 8000 is that CMI, the manufacturer of the device, refuses
to release the source code that would allow third parties to test the
reliability of the Intoxilyzer's software program. The Intoxilyzer
8000 uses the principle of infrared light absorption to estimate the presence
of alcohol in a gas sample in order to determine a person's blood
alcohol level through their breath. Lawyers have successfully criticized
the instrument in the past because the science behind the machine cannot
be proven to pass admissibility requirements.
When you contact our firm about your DUI charges we will thoroughly investigate
the circumstances that led to your arrest, including the
test results that were used to charge you. Several tests have shown that the Intoxilyzer
8000 can mistake mouth alcohol content from mouthwash, burping or vomiting
as a form of intoxicating alcohol. We are intimately familiar with the
ways that the law defends your rights, and we will build a strong defense
case to fight against your DUI charges. Our legal team will gather expert
information from scientific professionals and we will utilize every resource
to succeed with your case.
Contact a Kansas City DUI lawyer from our firm about your Missouri or Kansas DUI charges, and learn about
the defense strategies that can help you avoid serious punishments.