Demystifying the Blockbuster Breathalyzer Case - Commonwealth v. Ananias: Breath Testing Consolidation, Decision, and Now What?

Event Start:
05/18/2017 4:30 PM
Event End:
05/18/2017 6:30 PM

CPCS approved for 2 CLE hours for the Post-Conviction, Adult Criminal Trial and Youth Advocacy Division panels.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Social Law Library, Boston, MA.
Cost: $60

In 2015, approximately 535 OUI cases across Massachusetts were consolidated and thousands of others were stayed pending decision of Daubert-Lanigan challenges to the reliability of Draeger Alcotest 9510 test results. This distinguished panel of Cyrus Chung, Esq., Anne Goldbach, Esq. and Adam C. Russell, Esq. will catalog the issues raised by that consolidation, clarify Hon. Robert A. Brennan’s rulings upon those issues in Commonwealth v. Ananias, and outline the options counsel on both sides are now facing. Prosecutors and Judges are encouraged to attend this non-adversarial, objective panel discussion to be followed by a Q & A session.

Attorney Cyrus Chung is an experienced Assistant District Attorney with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Attorney Chung’s background as a software engineer helped debunk myths and present expert witness testimony surrounding source code in both consolidations.

Attorney Anne Goldbach is the Director of the Forensic Services Unit at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Attorney Goldbach has inside experience in both the Ayer and Concord consolidated challenges to breath testing with the Alcotest 7110 and 9510.

Attorney Adam C. Russell is an aggressive OUI and criminal defense lawyer from Boston. Attorney Russell has a private practice and proudly serves Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Inc. in Dorchester. Adam C. Russell has a reputation across Suffolk, Middlesex, and Worcester counties for taking OUI cases to trial despite high breath test results and car accidents.

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito at msaporito@socialaw.com. Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt.  Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities.


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