Blood Results Suppressed in Seattle Municipal Court

Posted by Jason Lantz | Feb 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Seattle Municipal Court suppressed methamphetamine blood test results in DUI cases due to contamination at the WSP toxicology laboratory.  The Washington State Patrol admitted that the lab had become contaminated due their production of methamphetamine for experimental purposes; however, they claimed to have remediated the problem.  The court held that the state's mismanagement of the problem and failure to timely disclose it required suppression of the results. Jason was part of the litigation team that argued the motion.  This litigation was part of our ongoing efforts to hold the state accountable in DUI cases and make sure that those accused of DUI are treated fairly. 

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Jason Lantz

Jason Lantz, attorney at the Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg, LLC, focuses his practice on criminal and DUI defense. Jason obtained his B.S. in Life Science from Kansas State University and graduated from Seattle University School of Law with honors. Jason has been one of the leaders of the Washington Draeger Litigation Project since January 2015. The Draeger is Washington state's relatively new breath testing machine. Jason has spent hundreds of hours researching the Draeger Alcotest 9510, talking to experts, and coordinating litigation. His Draeger work was recently featured on the New York Times television news program "The Weekly."


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