What is a breathalyzer test? Are breath tests accurate?

Can you legally refuse to take a breath test? What is a chemical breathalyzer test? Are breath tests accurate?

There are many reasons why breath tests can produce false results. People who have diabetes and are producing ketones as a result of high blood sugars can have false test results.

Other reasons tests are not always accurate include improper set up and use, interference from nearby electrical devices…

Melanie’s Law – Massachusetts Drunk Driver Defense

Melanie’s Law is named after a 13-year-old girl, Melanie Powell, who was killed in 2003 in a car accident caused by a drunk driver with multiple convictions. On October 28, 2005 the Massachusetts legislature enacted Melanie’s Law. It was signed into law to increase the criminal and driver’s license related penalties for DUI/OUI/DWI/Drunk Driving convictions in Massachusetts.

Melanie’s Law allows prosecutors to seek stiffer punishments for drunk drivers with repeated convictions. Prosecutors may use certified court records to prove prior drunk driving incidents, and Melanie’s Law also created new crimes under Massachusetts drunk driver laws…