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Myles L. Berman DUI / Drunk Driving Case Of The Week

Our client passed a patrol car at a high rate of speed on the freeway. After slowly responding to officer and being stopped, officer observed odor of alcohol, red/watery eyes, slow/slurred speech and unsteady gait. Client admitted to two glasses of wine. After further interrogation, client failed 4 field sobriety tests and blew a .099/.097 on portable breath test. Client then was arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving. After arrest, client blew a .09/.08. Client was offered and plead to exhibition of speed. Both driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a .08 or greater in the blood were dismissed. (The case results posted on this page do not guarantee the success or outcome of your case. Every DUI case is unique and the results may vary from case to case.)


Myles L. Berman DUI / Drunk Driving Case Of The Week

Our client was driving around a curve and saw a dog or coyote on the roadway. Client swerved to avoid hitting the animal and ran into a fire hydrant. Upon arrival, officer observed odor of alcohol, red/glossy eyes and slightly slurred speech. Client admitted to drinking 2 glasses of beer. After further interrogation, client failed 4 field sobriety tests and blew a .110/.109 on portable breath test. Client then arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving. After arrest, client took a blood test with results of .08. Prior to trial, client was offered and plead to dry reckless. Both driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a .08 or greater in the blood were dismissed. Both the fire hydrant and dog or coyote were OK. (The case results posted on this page do not guarantee the success or outcome of your case. Every DUI case is unique and the results may vary from case to case.)


Another Problem With A California Crime Lab

Jun 4, 2013 — by Myles L. Berman | Comments (0)
Tags: State Crime Labs California Dui Laws Blood Draw Testing

A former crime lab forensic criminalist who worked at California's Central Valley Crime Lab in Ripon was accused of and plead guilty to stealing drugs from the crime lab. The crime lab does analysis for five counties which are San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus. The criminalist was apparently stealing drugs at the same time he was testifying for the prosecution in cases involving drug analysis. Thousands of cases, including cases in which the criminalist either testified in court or did analysis on drugs were jeopardized. Crime labs need to be above reproach. This is especially true in DUI / Drunk Driving cases where state/county criminalists analyze alcohol and drugs and are often called to testify on behalf of the prosecution.