Flawed breathalyzer tests may overturn hundreds of DWI convictions in Washington DC. The Metropolitan Police Department announced that eight of their ten Intoxilizer 5000 breathalyzers used dating back to 2008 had issues with their accuracy.
Washington DC (PRWEB) February 27, 2010 -- Hundreds of DC DWI convictions may be overturned as a result of flawed breathalyzer tests. The Metropolitan Police Department says that eight of the ten Intoxilizer 5000 breathalyzers used since 2008 had issues with their accuracy. Washington DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the problems were discovered during an audit and the results were reported to DC's Office of the Attorney General.
|This means that hundreds of DWI convictions dating back to 2008 may be vacated.|
Mr. Benowitz is the Senior Partner at The Law Offices of David Benowitz, a DC DUI defense law firm based in Washington, DC, with offices in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and Baltimore, Maryland. Benowitz is a seasoned DC DUI Lawyer who is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Benowitz holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubell and has attained a perfect 10 rating from AVVO. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania cum laude, with a BA in American History. Mr. Benowitz graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, the Moot Court Board, and a student lawyer in the Washington DC Law Students in Court Program. Mr. Benowitz received an advanced law degree in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Law School.
Jason Kalafat, an attorney with The Law Offices of David Benowitz, handles DC DUI and DWI cases. Mr. Kalafat is an experienced DUI defense attorney who has defended clients at all levels of local, state and federal courts. Mr. Kalafat began his criminal defense practice as a Deputy Public Defender in Arizona, where he concentrated on felony and misdemeanor cases at the trial level, including DUI, Extreme DUI, Felony Aggravated DUI and vehicular homicide offenses. Later Mr. Kalafat joined the prestigious criminal defense boutique firm Kimerer & Derrick, where his practice concentrated on defending DUI cases. Mr. Kalafat graduated magna cum laude, with a BA in Philosophy, from West Virginia University, where he was the Arts & Sciences Graduate of the Year. Mr. Kalafat is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law.
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