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Breath Test Results Suppressed

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Nov 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Defendant was arrested for DUI and agreed to breath test. After the first test a the breath testing machine indicated "slope not met." Normally the administrative rule providing that a second 20-minute observation period is not required before administering subsequent “sample” did not alleviate need to conduct second observation period before administering second breath test after first test generated “slope not met” message. As a result of the State's failure to conduct a second 20-minute observation period the Defendant's Motion to suppress was granted. 

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-seven years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida before going in to private practice and representing good people in bad times who have been accused of criminal offenses, dui, and appeals.


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