Are the Intoxilyzer 8000 Results Accurate?
If you took a breath test for your Tampa DUI, you may be wondering, “Are those results really accurate?”
To find out, start by using the online BAC calculator to get an estimate of what your BAC level should have been, and then compare it to the breath alcohol results printed by the Intoxilyzer 8000. If the results are substantially different from your expected BAC, there may be a medical or physiological reason why your BAC was overestimated, or there may be an engineering or maintenance issue with the Intoxilyzer 8000. Either way, there may be an issue that we can use to attack the Intoxilyzer breath test results and give you a better chance of avoiding a Tampa DUI conviction.
Breath Alcohol Estimator
This online BAC calculator is good for estimating your BAC level, but your actual BAC will vary depending on a host of different factors, such as your hydration status, recent meals, fluid intake, kidney function, and much more.
|BAC Chart Values|
|0.00 – 0.03%||Normal behavior, no impairment|
|0.03 – 0.06%||Mild euphoria and impairment; decreased inhibitions|
|0.06 – 0.10%||Buzzed, euphoric, increased impairment|
|0.10 – 0.20%||Drunk, emotional swings, slurred speech, nausea, loss of reaction time and motor control|
|0.20 – 0.30%||Confused, nauseated, poor mentation, blackout|
|0.30 – 0.40%||Possibly unconscious, unarrousable, loss of bladder function, risk of death|
|Above 0.40%||Unconscious, coma, impaired breathing, risk of death|
- If you’re typing in a custom percent alcohol, remember that the proof of an alcohol is double the percent (e.g. 80 proof alcohol is 40%)
- If you’re entering a mixed drink, only count the number of shots you put in (not the drink’s total volume)
- Everyone is different — BAC calculators are merely an estimate. A breathalyzer or blood test is the only way to have an accurate measurement.
- This calculator assumes the legal limit for driving is 0.08% and 21 years old. Please note that the legal limit for driving may vary depending on state/country and your age.
- All calculations are based on the US Department of Transportation.
Too often, people who have been arrested for DUI because of a high BAC level think that there’s no hope, and they want to throw in the towel and plead “guilty.”
But that may be the worst thing you can do.
Pleading guilty to a DUI that you don’t deserve can be an expensive proposition – in many cases, it would be at least a $10,000 mistake! Before you make any final decisions about what to do with you about your case, even if you have a sky-high BAC level, make sure you check with an experienced Tampa DUI attorney to review the issues in your case, including the Intoxilyzer 8000 results.
NEXT STEP: Speak with a DUI Lawyer Today
If you’ve been arrested for DUI, no matter how bad the case looks, don’t ever plead guilty without first talking to a Tampa DUI lawyer. There may even be a way that can get your charges dismissed, but you’ll never know unless you fight your charges by talking to a Tampa DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Many of the issues in DUI cases are very time sensitive. DUI cases are serious, with harsher penalties than many felony cases, and the “hidden cost” of DUI insurance that can easily climb past $25,000! (Good news: You can avoid almost all of that if your DUI lawyer gets the DUI dropped or gets the charge reduced!)
Tampa DUI Attorney Elliott Wilcox has handled thousands of DUI cases. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and a life member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Elliott exclusively helps drivers accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
If you want your best chance for avoiding a DUI, you should call an experienced Tampa DUI attorney today. To talk to Elliott about the different options for saving your license and defending your DUI case, call toll-free at (855) THE-DUI-GUY (855-843-3844) or (813) 699-5517 today!