Breath Testing for DWI/DUI in Minnesota

Skilled and Aggressive DWI Defense Representation

Most people stopped on suspicion of drunk driving in Minnesota will submit to breath testing at the police station. If the test results show a reading of .08 breath alcohol content (BAC) or higher, the individual will be charged with DWI.

Is that the end of the story? Not even close. The breath testing machines used to measure BAC in Minnesota purport to be scientific, but in practice they are far from accurate. Do not assume that a test result showing BAC of .08 or higher means that a DWI conviction is certain. With experienced legal representation, it may be possible to discredit or even suppress the test results, resulting in a dismissal of the DWI charge, acquittal or reduction to a non-alcohol driving offense.

Attorney Jeff Sheridan is a DWI defense lawyer with a record of success at all levels of the criminal justice system in Minnesota. When you retain him, Mr. Sheridan will aggressively represent you, working hard to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Contact Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., for a free consultation. You can reach us by telephone at 651-968-1249 or 800-491-9983.

DataMaster DMT Error Attorney in Dakota County

So numerous were the problems with the Intoxilyzer 5000 machine that Minnesota police now use the DataMaster DMT to approximate the level of alcohol content in the blood. However, the introduction of the DataMaster DMT seems to present many of the same problems as the older machines and more, including the possibility of false readings due to flaws inherent in the technology, operator errors and machine malfunctions.

In your case, Jeff Sheridan will examine every aspect of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome. The answers to any one of these or other questions could enable you to overcome the charge:

  • Did the machine operator follow proper testing procedures?
  • Did an officer monitor you as required for the entire period prior to your breath test?
  • Was any alcohol reintroduced into your mouth through burping, heartburn, acid reflux or mucous from your throat or sinuses?
  • Were the test results skewed by radio frequency interference from an officer's belt radio or cellphone?
  • Was the breath testing machine properly maintained or calibrated and was it in proper working order?

Your future is important, and you deserve skilled and effective representation. Get legal help today.

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For a free consultation about breath testing for DWI/DUI in Minnesota, contact Sheridan & Dulas, P.A.