Defective Breathalyzers Responsible for Nearly 400 DUI Convictions

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Maryland DUI lawyers have long known that the results of clinical and field sobriety tests are far from infallible. Lack of training of test administrators, subjectivity of tests, human error, and defective equipment can all impact the results of a field sobriety test, breath test, blood test, or urinalysis. The recent discovery of uncalibrated breathalyzer machines in the DC Metropolitan Police Department underscores DC DUI attorneys' assertions that the results of such a test should not be the sole factor in a DUI conviction.

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