Portable Breath Testing (PBT)
Police in Texas may use a portable handheld breath testing device (PBT) for the sole purpose of determining whether there is probable cause to request a more reliable Intoxilyzer test. PBT tests are “quick and dirty” for the officer but they cannot be used against you at trial. Why? The portable device is non-evidentiary. That means it lacks reliability and the results cannot be admitted as evidence against you in court. However, it gives the officer a “quick and dirty” blood alcohol reading and then he or she may request that you submit to the “real” evidentiary test, the Intoxilyzer. The test results from the Intoxilyzer can be used against you in court.
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Texas DWI Lawyer Chris Dorbandt
- I have prior law enforcement experience and knowledge of police procedures, including Intoxilyzer operations and other specialized police tactics.
- I have won a large number of trials.
- I have been handling DWI cases regularly since 1998.