breath_test_200x200-1Breath tests are, by far, the most commonly used method for measuring the blood alcohol levels of suspected impaired drivers. In Colorado, the Intoxilyzer 9000 as the primary breath testing device for all DUI related breath tests. Understanding how this technology works is important. The main principal is the “partition ratio”, which essentially measures the blood to breath conversion ratio. The current blood/breath partition ratio is 2100:1. What that means is that the Intoxilyzer 9000 assumes that in one milliliter of blood contains 2100 times more than alcohol than one milliliter of breath.

Flaws Of The Intoxilyzer 9000

The Intoxylizer 9000 relies on averages and assumptions that may not be backed by science or fact. Due to this fact, the breath test can be highly imprecise and unreliable. At Colorado Springs’ Kris Miller Law Firm, our team is exceedingly skilled in understanding the variations in test results and we know how to fight the reliability of the test itself.

Aside from the above-mentioned flaws of the Intoxilyzer 9000 breath test, the operators themselves can easily administer the test incorrectly if they are not properly and thoroughly trained in the use of the test. The team at Colorado Springs’ Kris Miller Law Firm will thoroughly review the prosecution’s evidence. Additionally, they will request all records and discovery from the law enforcement agency in order to reveal any substantial problems with the Intoxilyzer 9000 or the administration of the test itself.

If you’ve been arrest for a DUI and you took the breath test, you have 7 days from the arrest itself to request your Express Consent Hearing. Failure to request the Express Consent Hearing will lead to your losing any rights to a hearing, and your license will be revoked on day 8.

Call our Colorado Springs’ Kris Miller Law Firm today so that we may help you from the first step of the legal process all the way to the best possible legal outcome for you at the end.