New York DWI Lawyer Discusses Portable Breathalyzers
As a dedicated New York DWI Lawyer, I am often asked about portable breath tests or breathalyzers. If you’re pulled over for a DWI or DUI in New York, very often you’ll be confronted by a police officer who will have a portable breath test, or a Portable Breath Test device. It’s a small handheld device. They will ask you to blow into that device. Very often those readings are not very accurate. By and large, those readings will not be used to prosecute you; however, those readings can be used to determine probable cause for your arrest.
It’s really the breath testing device that’s in the police department that used to charge you and to be used as the blood alcohol content number that will be stated in your complaint against you by the police officer. It’s the Intoxilyzer 5000 that’s currently used in the State of New York in the five boroughs; Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The breath testing device that’s used is often admissible in court unless there is a way to get that suppressed or thrown out at a pretrial hearing.
Have you been pulled over by the police for a DUI and were given a portable breath test? Contact experienced New York DWI Lawyer Carl Spector to help you.