Breathalyzer 101 for Attorneys

Ronald E. Henson, PhD
Ronald E. Henson, PhD

Ronald E. Henson, PhD is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Beron Consulting, with offices in Illinois and Florida. Dr. Henson is an independent drug and alcohol testing consultant, providing drug and alcohol testing evaluations, research, and expert testimony.

William Pelarenos
William Pelarenos

William Pelarenos is a nationally recognized DUI Expert Witness, a retired police officer and police academy training instructor in Illinois, a State Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor and State Certified Breathalyzer Operator.

On-Demand: April 16, 2021

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Ronald Henson-

The lecture is intended to be an introductory and wide breadth of breath alcohol testing. Breath alcohol testing devices will be discussed and analyzed. All devices in the United States will be discussed and include the technology used in each device. General operation, sample collection, method of analysis and interpretation of results will be discussed. Limitations of the results, common errors, and issues will also be covered.

William Pelarenos-

Attorneys that handle Alcohol-related D.U.I cases can expect to learn the proper protocol in the operation of the breathalyzer machines during pre-arrest and post-arrest breath alcohol concentration tests.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

Ronald Henson -

  • Manufacturers
  • Technology Used
  • Common errors
  • Technical issues

William Pelarenos -

  • Proper use of Preliminary Breath Tester (PBT) during the pre-arrest screening
  • The proper use of the Recording Breath Tester (RBT) and the EC/IR2 during the Post-arrest evidentiary breathalyzer test
  • Discovery of "errors and omissions" in proper protocol by the Breath Alcohol Operator(BAO)

Date / Time: August 10, 2022

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Ronald E. Henson_Beron Consulting_myLawCLERonald E. Henson, PhD

Ronald E. Henson, PhD is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Beron Consulting, with offices in Illinois and Florida. Dr. Henson is an independent drug and alcohol testing consultant, providing drug and alcohol testing evaluations, research, and expert testimony. He has been qualified as an expert in field sobriety testing, drug and alcohol testing, physiology, and pharmacology in criminal, civil, military and employment law cases across the United States.

Dr. Henson has served as a police officer, police administrator, a police academy instructor supervising the alcohol testing program at the University of Illinois, a college professor at multiple institutions, and as a Dean of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. He has served on several advisory and research committees related to law enforcement and drug and alcohol testing using breath, blood, urine, saliva, hair, and field sobriety testing (for both drugs and alcohol). Clients have included fortune 500 companies, professional athletes (NBA & MLB), dignitaries, employee unions, and government entities.

William Pelarenos_myLawCLEWilliam Pelarenos

William Pelarenos is a nationally recognized DUI Expert Witness, a retired police officer and police academy training instructor in Illinois, a State Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor and State Certified Breathalyzer Operator. He has testified in twenty DUI cases an expert witness in Illinois, West Virginia and even a case in Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). He made over 900 DUI arrests during his police career; he taught over 400 police officers NHTSA standards and has been a presenter in four other attorney CLEs focusing on NHTSA standards, standardized field sobriety tests and breathalyzer machines. He analyzes DUI cases sent to him from lawyers all over the Country. He is also the author of the book “DUis Decoded” available on amazon.com and his website is williampelarenos.com and twitter is @policeproject1 Contact Info: (708) 793-3980

Agenda

I. Expert Witness Qualifications | 2:00-2:10
II. Use of PBTs in pre-arrest screening | 2:10-2:20
III. Use of RBTs and EC/IR2 in evidentiary breath tests | 2:20-2:35
IV. Proper protocol by the Breath Alcohol Operator (BAO) | 2:35-2:45
V. Errors and Omissions by BAO and Breathalyzer machine malfunctions | 2:45-3:00

VI. Break | 3:00-3:10

VII. Manufacturers | 3:10 -3:30
VIII. Technology Used | 3:30- 3:45
IX. Common errors | 3:45 – 3:55
X. Technical issues | 3:55 – 4:10