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New California Supreme Court case deals blow to DUI defense bar.

Posted by John Campanella | Jun 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ex-Sacramento Superior Court Judge and current California Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote the opinion for the court.

Her Opinion says that lawmakers have determined Breathalyzer-type tests to be fundamentally reliable as evidence in court and should not be questioned in court.  Defense experts are still permitted to question the calibration and use of specific machines used in a particular case.

The defense bar is certain to challenge the ruling in federal court.

Some challenges to the breath test are still fair game.  Diabetes is still a factor affecting breath tests since Diabetics are creating non ethyl substances that are showing as false positives on breath tests. Additionally, temperature of the suspect is also an issue still available to the defense.

If you have been arrested for DUI and have questions about your case call The Law Office of John A. Campanella at 916 498-8460.

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John Campanella

I have been representing people accused of drunk driving since I began practicing in 1995. I am active member of the National College of DUI Defense, a member of California DUI Lawyers Association, I am certified by the National Highway and Traffic Association for the administration of Field Sobriety Tests. I regularly attend DUI continuing education of the Bar, have tried over 35 Jury Trials, hundreds of pretrial motions and over 1000 DMV hearings all relating to DUI cases.


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