Breath tests are done on an Intoxilyzer 5000 machine. The machine is maintained by a technical supervisor licensed by the Office of the State Scientific Director. One of the experts we hire on a case-by-case basis is a former technical supervisor who left after exposing several scientific weaknesses of the breath testing program. It is important when choosing a lawyer to make sure they understand the science of these machines.
Blood tests are required to be done by a nurse and sent off to a lab to be analyzed later.
They also have a sample saved so that a lawyer who understands DWI cases can choose to send it to a lab to be re-tested. There are a number of things that can change the integrity of a blood test result, so it’s important to pick a lawyer who understands the science of blood testing.
If you have a case involving breath or blood testing, you need a lawyer who understands the limitations of blood tests and the science of a breathalyzer machine. You also need a lawyer who knows how to attack all the different elements of the evidentiary process. Mr. Pate’s scientific training is unmatched in San Antonio. Contact our office if you have ANY questions concerning these tests.