DUI/DWI Arrest Survival Guide: The Guilt Myth
Manassas, VA (PRWEB) August 9, 2009
T. Kevin Wilson, founding partner of The Wilson Law Firm, a Manassas, Va.-based firm that defends clients accused of DUI, reckless driving or other criminal offenses in Virginia, has distinguished himself from other lawyers by completing an official training program on Virginia's controversial new breath alcohol testing machine.
The ECIR II machine, manufactured by Intoximeters, Inc., was selected by the Commonwealth of Virginia to replace the outdated Intoxilyzer 5000 (I5000) machine earlier this year. Interestingly, despite being described in a 2005 request for funding as "dated, unstable and unreliable," Virginia continued to use I5000s into 2009. The ECIR II is now used throughout Virginia, and Wilson is among the first Virginia lawyers to complete ECIR II training.
"Unlike the Intoxilyzer 5000, which used infrared spectrophotometry to attempt to identify the amount of alcohol in one's breath, the ECIR II uses electrochemical oxidation - the same fuel cell technology used in roadside preliminary breath testing devices," explained Wilson, who has been a leading advocate for people charged with DUI and reckless driving offenses since 1995. "Interestingly, the results of roadside breath alcohol tests are not admissible in Virginia DUI trials and it is widely accepted that the reason is their lack of scientific reliability. The technological and scientific operational principles of the ECIR II are completely different than the Intoxilyzer 5000, and clients should be cautioned against hiring any lawyer who has not been trained on the ECIR II."
As a criminal and traffic defense lawyer, Wilson has extensive experience dealing with Virginia's criminal and traffic laws. Previously, Wilson served as a legal instructor at the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy, where he taught various criminal law classes to police officers in training. He is also trained as an evidentiary breath alcohol technician for the Intoxilyzer 5000, S-D2, S-D5 and 400 breath testing machines, and certified as an operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing machine. Wilson owns two I5000s and several preliminary breath test (PBT) devices in his office.
Wilson is also the co-author of "DUI/DWI Arrest Survival Guide: The Guilt Myth," published by Word Association Publishers. Free copies of the book are available for a limited time to visitors at his new Web site.
For more information about The Wilson Law Firm, please call 888.DUI.LWYR or visit http://www.tkevinwilsonlawyer.com.