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How is the level of drugs calibrated with a breathalyzer used for blood alcohol levels

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Is the same machine used to determine both drug and alcohol levels?

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  1. The answer is no. The determination as to drugs is made through a blood test. Alcohol content can be determined either through a breath or blood test. It is suggested that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your interest.


  2. Usually, the breath test measures blood alcohol content. However, if you submitted to a blood test, this test will detect illicut substances. If you were charged with DUI, when under the influence of a controlled substance, you will be facing a prosecution at the highest blood level. This DUI Charge will bring with it a substantial penalty. Hire an attorney immediately.


  3. It's not, a blood test is generally used for drugs.


  4. They are different tests. The BAC tests are generally more reliable.

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