DWI Breath Tests and What to Do
If you have been arrested for DWI or DUI in Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield or in the surrounding cities of Tarrant County, you were likely asked by a police officer to submit to a breath test. Generally, once you have been arrested for DWI by a Tarrant County police officer, the next step for you is to decide whether you should agree to give a sample of your breath to be analyzed.
What If I Agreed to Give a Breath Test?
If you have been arrested for DWI or DUI in Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield or in the surrounding cities of Tarrant County, you were likely asked by a police officer to submit to a breath test on the Texas-approved model of the Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Analyzer.
If you submitted to a breath test after your DWI arrest in Tarrant County, it is likely that the Tarrant County DWI prosecutors will call the following witnesses against you if your DWI case goes to trial: police officers involved in your DWI stop and arrest, any civilian witnesses, your Intoxilyzer Operator and the Tarrant County Technical Supervisor. If you agreed to provide a sample of your breath to a Tarrant County police officer for analysis, it is likely that an Intoxilyzer Operator administered the breath test by requiring you to submit a breath sample through the Intoxilyzer 5000. Your Intoxilyzer Operator was likely trained to do the following in your DWI case: wait for at least 15 minutes before administering the DWI breath test (an attempt to prevent residual alcohol from affecting the breath test), input your personal information into the Intoxilyzer 5000, and ask you to give two separate samples of your breath by breathing into machine for a sustained period of time.
If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI or DUI in Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield or in the surrounding cities of Tarrant County and your DWI case goes to trial, the team of Tarrant County prosecutors assigned to litigate your DWI case will rely heavily upon the testimony of the Tarrant County Technical Supervisor to attempt to convince the jury that you should be convicted of DWI.
The Tarrant County Technical Supervisor is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all of the Intoxilyzer 5000 machines in his/her district. The Tarrant County Technical Supervisor is also responsible for having a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the Intoxilyzer 5000 and how the Intoxilyzer 5000’s analysis relates to determining someone’s level of intoxication.
At The Hampton Law Firm, the DWI trial team will carefully review the facts surrounding your DWI breath test and take the time to explain how those results affect your DWI arrest and fight to keep your record clean from a criminal conviction. Call The Hampton Law Firm now to schedule an appointment with the Tarrant County DWI trial team and receive a free evaluation regarding your DWI case.