Failed Breathalyzer Defense
DUI Defense Lawyers in Harrisburg, PA
A failed breathalyzer test does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted
of drunk driving. A skilled attorney with knowledge of police procedures
and breath tests can help you fight your driving under the influence charges,
which is sometimes known as
DUI or DWI.
At the law firm of Curcillo Law, LLC, we provide dedicated criminal defense
in various types of DUI cases in Harrisburg and other parts of Central
Pennsylvania. Our Harrisburg criminal defense attorneys will stand by
your side and help you take steps to avoid jail, fines, and other penalties.
Bring a skilled lawyer onto your case.
Call Curcillo Law
for assistance contesting your breathalyzer test results.
Common Breathalyzer Test Defenses
If your DWI or DUI arrest involved a breathalyzer, it is important to hire
a criminal defense attorney with in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania breath
testing and field sobriety testing procedures. There are many ways to
challenge breath tests, including:
Consulting with experts — In the Harrisburg area, law enforcement officers use the Intoxilyzer
5000 breathalyzer. We often consult breath test experts to challenge the
use of these breath tests and the procedures used by the arresting officer.
Looking at average body weight — Your blood alcohol content (BAC) varies depending on your height,
weight, and the number of drinks you have had. We will investigate every
aspect of your case in an effort to show that your BAC was in the legal range.
Investigating other factors — Were there prescription drugs in your system at the time of your
breathalyzer test? Did another factor contribute to your failed breath
test, such as a medical condition or technical malfunctions? We will explore
every avenue to help you fight these charges.
What happens if I refused the breathalyzer test?
It is often better to fail a breathalyzer than to refuse to take it. You
could lose your license if you refuse a breath test. However, if you fail
your test, you may be able to avoid both DUI charges and license suspension.
If you refused the breath test, our attorneys can help you understand
your rights and your legal options moving forward.
Our lead attorney has been practicing criminal law for more than 25 years.
Whether this is your first DWI / DUI offense or your second, we advise
you to call Curcillo Law immediately!