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Don't throw in the towel! If you are in Chicago and accused of a DUI because you failed a breathalyzer test, all hope is not lost. Just because your blood alcohol level tested above the legal driving limit on a breathalyzer, you aren't necessarily guilty. Did you know that:
• Illinois requires that a police officer observe a suspect continuously for a minimum of 20 minutes before administering a breathalyzer
• Any breath test operator must possess a valid, unexpired operator's license or the test is inadmissible
• Portable breath test results are not admissible in court
• If the breathalyzer used malfunctioned or was repaired 62 days prior to or following your breath test its results are invalid
Make sure you are treated fairly. Get a good Chicago DUI lawyer and go over these possibilities (and countless others)—a good DUI lawyer will know all of the facts when it comes to your rights.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|