Ever since the law became more stringent in dealing with drunk driving, DUI cases have become so popular in every American state. This sudden increase in popularity has, believe it or not, spurred a lot of people to create rumors about DUI cases. The rumors became so widespread that people do not already know how to identify the truth from the lies. According to a Phoenix DUI Lawyer review, most of these rumors were the product of the people’s desperation to escape justice or perhaps, to tempt people to try driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
So without further ado, here are the realities and fallacies regarding drunk driving:
1. Myth: To reduce the BAC reading, a drunk driver only needs to suck on coins or pennies. And by doing so, the alcohol in a person’s breath will vanish like he or she has been touched by magic.
Truth: Whoever invented the said myth is clearly delusional. The only thing that you will get when you suck on copper coins is billions of bacteria and perhaps, a couple of nutrients and a metallic breath. Stop being a sucker because penny sucking doesn’t make any sense.
2. Myth: Individuals who desist from drinking alcoholic beverages are absolutely alcohol-free. And because they are alcohol free, they cannot be apprehended for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Truth: Unfortunately, it is impossible for Homo sapiens to live without alcohol in their bodies. Did you know that the human body naturally produces alcohol incessantly for like twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, thirtydays a month? If you don’t then at least, you do now. This naturally produced alcohol is called endogenous ethanol; hence, the human body is a living alcohol bottle. If only it can be extracted and sold to the market, everyone would have been rich. But anyway, saying that you’re alcohol free is technically wrong and if your body produces too much endogenous ethanol, it will register on the BAL, and therefore, you’ll still get the chance of being arrested for DUI.
3. Myth: A breath analyzer or BAL gauges the dilution of alcohol in an individual’s blood stream.
Truth: Breath analyzers are not that advanced yet to be able to do things that can only be done in a laboratory. The only thing that breath analyzers can do is to assess the alcohol in the breath in order to approximate the dilution of alcohol in the blood stream. Due to this gap, there are some American state laws that prohibit people from using them.
4. Myth: Breathanalyzers are accurate in measuring the alcohol in an individual’s breath that’s why they are heavily used by law enforcement units.
Truth: Breath analyzers and other breath testers have a lot of rooms for error. They lack the necessary accuracy and therefore, every BAL result must be verified before convicting someone for DUI.
5. Myth: To precisely detect inebriated drivers, law enforcement agencies conduct scientific- based field somberness assessment to verify the results of BAL.
Truth: Field somberness assessments greatly depend on the law enforcement officers’ judgment. Another Phoenix DUI Lawyer review revealed that some DUI clients of lawyers were not intoxicated with alcohol and yet, they were still charged with a DUI case just because the judgment of the law enforcement officers were about as precise as getting an ace from a stack of playing cards. So what does this tell you? Even with the constant revision of the law, there are still gaffes that can result to unfairness.
6. Myth: An individual who is charged with a DUI case can request for a court hearing to make a dispute regarding the results of a breath tester as long as the “20-30 percent room for error” have been taken into account and as long as there are valid reasons to challenge the preciseness of the results.
Truth: An individual facing a DUI case does not need any reason to request for a court hearing. The American law asserted that every individual have the right to defend themselves against accusations.