Could new technology help you to prevent a DUI? A smartphone breathalyzer app has been released and is now available for $50, according to reports. The inventor of the app hopes that every person of drinking age purchases it to prevent future DUI arrests and accidents. For individuals who don't know whether they are over the legal limit, claims are that the app could be the difference between an arrest, or an accident, possibly life or death. A San Francisco based company launched the BACtrack Vio, a breathalyzer that can be carried on a key chain and used in combination with a Smartphone application.
Have you ever wondered if you were over the legal limit before you got behind the wheel? Did you feel you were capable of driving, but may have had too much? For many DUI defendants, it is a close call. They may be slightly over or under the legal limit, but even slightly over the legal limit is going to result in an arrest and DUI charge.
Our Birmingham DUI defense attorneys are dedicated to providing strategic advocacy and defense to our clients. We will take the time to review police records, witness statements, and other evidence in your case. After reviewing the facts, we will aggressively defend your rights and work towards the best possible results, including a dismissal of charges or a reduction in penalties.
The BAC track company sells a range of breathalyzers ranging from $30 to $1,000 for the breathalyzers used by law enforcement. The Smartphone breathalyzer has a “fold-out channel” that the user can blow through, a device powered by a AAA battery. The new Smartphone breathalyzer uses a Bluetooth board, alcohol sensor board, and mouthpiece. The design is minimized so that users can take it everywhere. The new interface also has a clean design that better lays out information for Smartphone users.
For first-time DUI offenders, staring in the face of a criminal charge can be overwhelming. In the event that you are arrested, you may be overwhelmed with questions. How much will you have to pay in fines? Will you lose your license? For many, the biggest concern is jail time. How many Alabama drunk drivers actually go to jail? What circumstances surrounding an arrest may make jail time more likely?
In Alabama, law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts are tough on drunk drivers. Even first time offenders will likely face severe penalties including loss of license, fines, and a damaging criminal record. Remember that just because you were arrested and charged with DUI, does not mean that you will be convicted. An experienced attorney can review your case and challenge the prosecution in court. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, strategic advocacy can help to reduce charges and ensure that you are not penalized for a DUI conviction. If you have ever wondered how to prevent a DUI, a portable breathalyzer should be considered nothing more than a novelty. In fact, the results of devices used by law enforcement are often challenged in court as inaccurate.
When it comes to not being arrested, the best policy is not to drink and drive. But with so many cases involving adults who are marginally intoxicated (allegedly), fighting the charges is the best course of action to prevent a conviction from appearing on your permanent criminal record.
Contact Birmingham DUI defense lawyer Steven Eversole at (866) 831-5292.
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