Monthly Archives: July 2011

Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000: Why FDLE Departmental Inspector, Maggie Geddings, Used Cell Phones to Manipulate the Inspection Reports

Just when you think it could not get worse for Laura Barfield, Florida’s Alcohol Testing Program and FDLE’s Departmental Inspectors, you come across a transcript from a courageous prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office in Okaloosa County, Florida. At least one employee of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has used a cell phone […]

Statistics on Arraignments in Florida Misdemeanor Cases: The “Three Minute Justice” Study

One thing has amazed me since I became a criminal defense attorney more than 10 years ago – how many people show up at the first court date ready to enter a guilty plea without an attorney. The main problem with that strategy is that those individuals are almost always worse off then the individuals […]

CMI Lost the Source Code on the Intoxilyzer 8000 – Now What?

Some how the media has yet to catch on to this new development that may impact how DUI cases through the United States are prosecuted for years to come. CMI lost the source code for the “Intoxilyzer 8000” on the conforming products list. Only one version of the “Intoxilyzer 8000” is listed on the conforming […]

Problems with the Pressure Sensor on Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000

During a recent hearing, we learned that a Departmental Inspector with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Roger Skipper, claims that he “developed” Florida’s version of software used on the Intoxilyzer 8000. Roger Skipper has conducted thousands of departmental inspections on an annual basis and also after the machine is “returned from” repair. Amazingly, […]

Florida Intoxilyzer 8000 Source Code Update: CMI’s Dog Ate Their Homework

For those of you following the saga to obtain the Source Code for Florida’s Intoxilyzer 8000, CMI announced on June 3, 2011 through an affidavit filed in Florida that it does NOT have the Source Code for the only instrument on the DOT conforming products list or the only instrument evaluated and approved for use […]