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Prosecutors fight to get Breathalyzer tests used in DUI cases

Posted by Unknown | Mar 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2008, Breathalyzer tests were thrown out  in King County, Washington after problems in the toxicology labs were discovered. As of now, police officials can use a Breathalyzer tests if they suspect that a driver is drunk, but the results can not be used in the court room.

The test results were thrown out after it was found that the lab was not calibrating them correctly. Now, prosecutors are fighting to get the results of Breathalyzer tests used in court because it could effect thousands of cases a year.They believe that the new management has improved the quality of the tests.

Although not all are in favor of this idea, Eric Gaston and Ted Vosk are two of the attorneys who are assisting in this very important litigation. Theses attorney spoke about the uncertainties that breath testing can have.

Others in favor of the reinstating the Breathalyzer results are arguing to a three-judge panel and are using nine specific case examples in their argument.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Seattle DUI lawyers of Cowan Kirk Gaston by calling 1-866-822-1230 today.

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