In most Texas DWI cases the prosecution relies on breath test evidence to prove intoxication. But breath test results can be misleading, and if a DWI defense lawyer is familiar with the Breathalyzer equipment and test protocols it is sometimes possible to get the test results thrown out.
Most Texas law enforcement agencies use a breath test machine called the Intoxilyzer 5000. At the Law Offices of Jed Silverman, attorney Jed Silverman is a certified operator and maintenance technician of the Intoxilyzer 5000. We are very knowledgeable, not only about how the machine works, but about how incorrect testing procedures or maintenance can lead to invalid results. For example, failing to give proper instructions to the test subject, failing to calibrate the machine correctly, and improperly handling the mouthpiece of the machine can all lead to incorrect test results. In addition, factors like the suspect's metabolic rate, breath temperature and body temperature can affect the test results.
By reviewing all the evidence, including the complete arrest report and breath test results, we can identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case and work to get the charges dismissed or reduced. We have successfully defended hundreds of people accused of driving while intoxicated in Texas.
At the Law Offices of Jed Silverman we are committed to aggressively defending people accused of drunk driving in Houston and throughout Texas. You can find more information about how we fight for the rights of our DWI clients by visiting our Houston Breath Test Lawyer web page.