Breathalyzer machines are far from perfect, which is why they don’t carry much legal weight in the courtroom. However, police rely heavily on these devices because they paint a seemingly clear picture of whether or not the driver in question has had too much to drink. These machines are supposed to undergo regular baseline and […]
Prom season is already in full swing, and as the school year winds down many high school students look for ways to celebrate. One celebration ritual that some people can relate to involves consuming alcohol before or after their high school prom. While this wasn’t a huge deal 30 years ago when the legal drinking […]
There are plenty of urban legends when it comes to beating a breathalyzer test, but which techniques can lower blood alcohol readings? Below we separate the facts from the myths.
20 year old Samuel Ness was pulled over for speeding early Saturday morning which led to his arrest on suspicion of DWI. Ness was booked into the Stearns county jail and released several hours later. However, just 17 hours after the first incident, he was pulled over again after police received a driving complaint. He was booked back into […]
This month Scott County Judge, Jerome Abrams, ruled that the controversial Intoxilyzer 5000 breath testing machine is reliable in Minnesota DWI cases. The Intoxilyzer 5000 has long been the standard breath test machine used by the state for testing driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC). A coalition of Minnesota criminal defense lawyers began a legal battle […]