When you are pulled over and charged with a DUI, it is common to feel as though you have been wronged in some way. Perhaps you were convinced that you were not over the legal limit, or that you had reason to believe that the breathalyzer test was inaccurate.
Whatever the reason for your doubt, it is important that you consider the possible legal challenges that you can make in regard to your DUI in Hawaii.
You recently had dental work
After you received dental work, the alcohol used in the procedure can become trapped in food particles in your teeth. This may affect the breathalyzer test to the extent that it finds that you are “driving under the influence” when, in fact, you are only returning from a dentist’s appointment.
You have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, otherwise known as GERD, is a medical issue that can create a flow of acid into the mouth. This can also affect the breathalyzer results and lead to a false reading of you being over the limit.
The test was improperly carried out
Breathalyzer tests are known for their inaccuracy, but the procedure can be made even less reliable when it is carried out improperly by the police. If you have proof that you were not, in fact, drinking before you took the test, or if you know that it is impossible for your blood alcohol level to be as high as it was recorded, you should look into challenging the result.
In Hawaii, a DUI charge will see lead to your license being revoked for one year. This can be detrimental to your career, your family life and your overall well-being. It is vital that you take action to contest your DUI charge if you believe that it was inaccurate.