Attorney Bernard Completes First Breath Test Seminars in Northampton Massachusetts

Attorney Joseph D. Bernard accompanied by forensic expert Thomas Workman presented to the Hampshire County Bar Association an explanation of the Daubert/Lanagin decision by Judge Brennan. This was the first in a series of presentations around the Commonwealth. Issues discussed involved the policy and protocol utilized by the Office of Alcohol Testing (OAT) and how that can create defenses. Further, local issues involving the Northampton Police Department and breast test cases were discussed. How the Northampton Police Department deals with breath test test cases, the Northampton Police Department utilization of videos and the police departments protocol regarding citizens rights pertaining to operating under the influence drunk driving cases.

The presentation also focused around breath test issues with the Northampton Police Department and possible defenses with regards to the Draeger Alcotest 9510 machine. Throughout the presentation we discussed the towns of Northampton, Amherst, Hadley, South Hadley, Easthampton, Ware, Granby, Belchertown, Huntington, Middlefield, Southampton, Goshen, Williamsburg, Cummington, Pelham, Chesterfield, Plainfield, Hatfield, and Westhampton.