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Are Smart Phone Breathalyzers Effective?

Posted On: October 27th, 2017   |   Posted by: Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP
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Car accident fatalities caused by driving under the influence (DUI) are unfortunately very common. Due to this, smart phone breathalyzers have become a popular tool used to monitor blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and determine if it is safe for motorists to drive. However, while smart phone breathalyzers can be useful, you should take every precaution not get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking any amount of alcohol.

Being charged with a DUI will change your life. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, our experienced criminal defense attorneys at Luftman, Heck & Associates can help. Our Columbus DUI attorneys have years of experience handling DUI cases. We can evaluate your case, discuss your legal rights, and explain what steps you should take next.

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When Should I Take a Breathalyzer Test?

There are many factors that can affect the reading of the breathalyzer other than your weight and gender. The factor that influences a breathalyzer the most is the amount of time you wait to take the test after your last drink. If you take a breathalyzer too soon after your last drink, you could potentially blow a higher BAC due to the alcohol residue in your mouth.

It is important to also keep in mind that alcohol takes about 30-90 minutes to be absorbed into your bloodstream. That means you can blow under the legal limit before you leave, but if you are driving home a half hour later, the alcohol could be fully absorbed into your system, making you could be legally drunk.

Popular Types of Smartphone Breathalyzers

With the many types of smartphone breathalyzers now on the market, there are several products in particular that have become especially popular. Smartphone breathalyzers are typically external devices that can attach to your phone to immediately test your BAC and assess if you are over or under the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Currently, the BACtrak Smartphone Breathalyzer is the highest ranked smartphone breathalyzer approved by Department of Transportation. The Breathometer Breeze and Alcohoot AHT101 Smartphone Breathalyzer follow close behind as highly-rated smartphone breathalyzers, as well.

Each smartphone breathalyzer has an app that you can download to enter your gender, weight, and age. This will allow you to receive a more accurate reading.

How Can a DUI Attorney Help?

At Luftman, Heck & Associates, we pride ourselves on knowing that each case is different. Because of this, we create a different approach for each client and their legal troubles. Our attorneys have extensive experience with all types of DUI cases. With this experience and compassionate representation, our skilled DUI attorneys will fight your rights and your best case outcome.

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