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.
Several recent 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.
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