The NH Intoxilyzer Test
And I'll Huff and I'll Puff: The Intoxilyzer Test
We all remember that famous line from the beloved children's story, The Three Little Pigs. The big, bad wolf attempted to blow down each of the little pigs' houses so he could eat them. He was mildly successful; however, in the end, the pigs prevailed. If the big, bad wolf had a few beers before he ventured out to capture the pigs, his huffing and puffing would surely provide some damaging evidence against him.
The seasoned New Hampshire DWI attorneys at Tenn and Tenn, P.A. are fluent in the laws and science surrounding the Intoxilyzer tests. In fact, our NH DWI lawyers are certified breath test instrument operators. The Intoxilyzer test, which has become a popular way to determine if someone has been drinking is regularly used in New Hampshire. The individual suspected of drinking blows into a tube attached to a machine that calculates the amount of alcohol in his breath, which directly relates to the amount of alcohol in his blood. It is not a guarantee of intoxication, but it will give the arresting police officer information to make his decision to arrest. Some extenuating circumstances may alter the reading. For example, alcohol from your stomach or foods you recently ate may rise up when you burp, thus altering the reading to show a false positive result.
Retaining an experienced New Hampshire DWI attorney who knows the inner workings of the Intoxilyzer test will help you get the defense you deserve. A lawyer knows which medical conditions can yield a false positive test. He or she knows to ask pertinent technical questions such as whether the machine working properly. Whether the police officer administering the test received proper training to utilize the Intoxilyzer device is also important. These are significant pieces of information, and they will help your attorney build a legal strategy.
At the end of the story, the big, bad wolf did not eat the pigs; rather they escaped unharmed. If you don't drink and drive, then you will never have to worry about a Intoxilyzer test reading, and you, too, will have a happy ending. If you do find yourself charged with a NH DWI, contact Tenn and Tenn, P.A. so that we can protect your rights under the law. Call us today at 1.888.511.1010.