SFPD Negligence Potentially Voids DUI Convictions, Could Las Vegas Metro PD Have Made The Same Mistake?
In San Francisco, on Tuesday, March 6th, it was announced that over a thousand San Francisco DUI convictions could be thrown out of court for bad evidence. The evidence mishandled is field sobriety tests administered by police during suspected driving while intoxicated traffic stops. The DUI convictions affected stretch back all the way to 2006. The San Francisco Public Defender’s office is looking into the files on all the DUI convictions in question. In Nevada, this illustrates why you should never take a Las Vegas DUI plea offer without first speaking to an attorney. The Nevada licensed DUI attorneys at 24hourticketpower.com double and triple check all the evidence compiled against you in a Southern Nevada DUI arrest. If you have been arrested for a Las Vegas DUI, contact 24hourticketpower.com today for a free legal consultation. The San Francisco Public Defender’s office is reviewing all post-2006 DUI convictions that have handheld breathalyzer machines used as evidence. A review of the San Francisco police’s calibration and maintenance records for the hand-held breathalyzers is what prompted the investigation. The SF Public Defenders noticed records kept by the San Francisco Police showed the exact same reading in every preliminary test of an alcohol screening [...]