Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Accuracy of Breathalyzers used in DUI cases an issue for the Supreme Court?

Yet again, we find the topic of "whether Breathalyzers are accurate enough to be used as evidence in DUI cases" in the news. The Superior Court recently overturned a Dauphin County judge's ruling that could have put a huge damper on using breathalyzers in DUI cases. Although the Dauphin County judge's decision only affected Dauphin County cases, it was reported that approximately 20 court cases were dismissed following the ruling.

According to news sources, although the Superior Court has issued this recent ruling to reverse the County judge's decision to allow breath testing in DUI cases, the Defense Attorney won't stop there. It looks like this is an issue to be taken to the Supreme Court.

If you have questions or concerns about the facts of your DUI case and would like discuss this in further, E-Mail or call us now to get started.


Tel:  412.391.7999

Source for Blog & Original Article:


Pa. court voids Dauphin County's judge ruling involving breathalyzer accuracy in DUI cases

Rulings by two Dauphin County judges are sharply curbing the use of breathalyzer evidence in county drunken driving cases.
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on September 05, 2013 at 5:50 PM
The state Superior Court on Thursday overturned a Dauphin County judge's decision in a drunken driving case that legal observers said could have curtailed the use of breathalyzers in such prosecutions....

Full Article Available at: