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Breath and Blood Testing

Most DUI case are proved with a breath test or a blood test. The federal government has set limits on what blood concentrations are legal to drive. And those legal limits have been being reduced year after year since the 1960's. From .15 to .10, and then from .10 to .08. Now there are efforts afoot to reduce the legal limit to .05. This is a level at which there is literally no measurable impairment from alcohol. 

There are many problems with breath testing. It is inexact. It doesn't actually reflect blood alcohol levels, at least for the first few hours after drinking). It measures "deep lung air," which is uniquely rich in alcohol, despite statutes which merely say that the test should measure "breath."

Here are some of our articles about breath and blood testing:

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Board Certification as a DUI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. Formal NHTSA Certification as an Instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests given by police in DUI cases. Formal training as a NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluator. ("Drug Evaluation & Classification") Formal training to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000, Florida's official breath test instrument. Extensive experience in teaching other attorneys how to handle DUI cases. Hundreds of jury trials both as defense lawyer and as prosecutor.