According to a report from Channel 4 News, the San Antonio police department along with several other police departments across Texas are rolling out new breath-testing machines used in DWI cases. Police say The Intoxilyzer 9000—the replacement of The Intoxilyzer 5000—is much improved from the previous model; but several people including Attorney Scharmen have questioned […]
Many DWI attorneys in Bexar County are in agreement that the DWI system is broken, according to an article from KSAT Channel 12 News. In the article, the issue of blood testing is discussed, as many DWI defense lawyers agree that blood tests are not being used in the courtroom. Attorney George Scharmen was quoted […]
If you keep up with the latest news, you may have noticed Attorney Scharmen’s name in an article published yesterday by Fox News San Antonio. The article addressed concerns about the amount of DWI blood samples that are piling up at the San Antonio Police Department, and how this backup of over 1,000 samples may […]
See the link for my article in the Voice for the Defense here.
The lab has several chromatographs and the one on the center left has a mass spectrometer attached. Mass Spectrometers are used to confirm gas chromatogram results in more serious case – more later. Some chromatographs have auto loaders (to the left) which are programed to automatically inject multiple samples into the machine. Before injection the […]