Matthew E. Malhiot, Former FDLE Departmental Inspector, Now Expert Defense Witness on Intoxilyzer 8000
Matthew E. Malhiot formerly worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a departmental inspector. He has worked with the Intoxilyzer 8000 since its inception in Florida.
He was also intimately involved in the development of the Florida software. The software allows for some of the numerical results to be reported, while other numerical results (such as the sample attempts, sample duration, and flow rate) are not reported.
His testimony may be critical in demonstrating why the Intoxilyzer 8000 source code and Florida software must be released prior to the results of the breath test being admissible at trial.
Update: On June 21, 2013, I attended Matthew Malhiot’s CLE Course in Tampa, FL, entitled the Intoxilyzer 8000 & Florida Software Version 8100.27 Understanding the Instrument and Interpreting the Results. Click here to read a review of Matthew Malhoit’s DUI Course.
After recently leaving FDLE, Mr. Malhiot started his own consulting practice called Forensic Alcohol Consulting and Training, LLC, which is located in Canton, GA. You can visit his website at www.ForensicAlcoholConsulting.com.
Because of his intimate knowledge of the alcohol testing program in Florida, including the Intoxilyzer 8000, he is expected to be a great resource for helping Florida DUI Attorneys understand the “science” behind this instrument.
Matt Malhiot successfully completed instructor courses, operator course, and maintenance courses offer by CMI on the Intoxilyzer 8000 and the Intoxilyzer 5000. As of late 2010, he was training law enforcement officers on how operate the breath test instruments at various law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida.
Mr. Malhiot has been listed as an expert witness by the State of Florida in more than 100,000 DUI cases. His training in forensic alcohol toxicology and DUI enforcement is quite impressive. He is expected to emerge as an ideal expert witness for Florida DUI Attorneys particular when it comes to pending motions to suppress the breath test results because of the State of Florida’s inability or unwillingness to release the CMI’s source code or allow independent testing of the Intoxilyzer 8000 instruments currently used in Florida.
The Tampa DUI Attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm are happy to welcome Mr. Malhiot to the private sector. We believe that truth and transparency will lead to a better alcohol testing program for the State of Florida.__________________________________________________________
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