Pierce County In Per...

Pierce County In Person CLE: Fighting Fire with Fire: Using Draeger Breath Test Data to Undermine the Breath Test Results

John Gleason has done extensive analyses of the data Draeger breath test machines produce and store, and during this three-hour CLE he will share both the basics of how the Draeger works and detailed ways to use Draeger data when defending clients in DUI cases that involve breath tests. During the first hour of the CLE, John will comprehensively go through each step of a complete Draeger breath test and explain what information is helpful to gather when getting ready to evaluate a breath test. During the second hour, John will discuss how to understand and use the data about clients’ breath tests on the Washington State Patrol breath test discovery website. During the third hour, John will discuss which materials about clients’ breath tests are helpful to request via public disclosure requests and how to use those materials once you have them. This CLE will include practical information on challenging Draeger breath tests that will be useful to both new and experienced practitioners who try DUI cases.

John Gleason worked as a software engineer from 1977 to 2012 before being admitted to practice law in Washington State. As a software engineer, he specialized in a number of positions including technical support, application and systems programming, quality assurance, data analysis and recovery and teaching data recovery and machine language. In the mid-1980’s he authored and marketed one of the first commercial decompilers in the computer industry (followed by several related consulting/programming positions).
As an attorney, John has focused his practice on criminal defense work. Since the fall of 2017, John began an obsession with analyzing Draeger breath test results and over the last seven months, he temporarily left the practice of law to focus exclusively on analyzing Draeger breath test data. He received his J.D. from the University of Utah Law School in 1997. As an undergraduate, he attended several universities including the University of Iowa, University of San Francisco, Oxford University (Blackfriars Studium where he briefly engaged in theological studies to become a priest before realizing it was not his calling) and graduated from California State University, Chico in 1994.

The program will be held at the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel. To register, email wda@defensenet.org with “Draeger” in the subject line. 2.75 Law and Legal Procedure Credits have been requested.