DUI Defenses

In addition to using these DUI Defense techniques, you may also be able to attack your DUI Charges on the grounds that the breathalyzer cannot tell whether the alcohol tested is from your mouth or your lungs.  Alcohol in your mouth is not a reliable indicator of intoxication, while alcohol from your lungs is. 

What other substances in the mouth might create an inaccurate breathalyzer test reading?
Breath Sprays, Mouthwashes, Cold Medications, Asthma Inhalers, Dental Work, and certain foods can all create inaccurate breathalyzer readings because they often cause the breathalyzer to read the alcohol level in the mouth in addition to the lungs.  For example, Listerine Mouthwash contains 26.9% alcohol, Scope Mouthwash (16.6%), Nyquil (25%), Benedryl Elixir (5.3%), Cepacol (14%), Sudafed Cough Syrup (2.4%), Geritol Liquid (12%), Plax Mouthwash (7.5%), and ACT Mouthwash (7%).  Each of these substances can affect and cause an inaccurate breathalyzer test reading.

If you used any of these substances prior to taking a breathalyzer test make sure to inform your attorney.