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    Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton to defend son in DUI case

    I'm not a fan of drunk drivers....he's lucky he didn't kill some family out for the evening.

    "Jeff Ashton's son, Alexander Ashton, blew twice the legal limit in a breathalyzer test, but the results got thrown out because the device is considered unreliable.

    Alexander Ashton stumbled trying to hold up his leg during a field sobriety test last October in Longwood.

    When asked if he was embarrassed by the incident, Jeff Ashton said, "No, not at all. I wouldn't be talking to you about this if I was. I would not be representing him in that courtroom, representing him right now."

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    I can already see it: Imperfect Justice II; Defending Alexander. I wonder if either Jeff or Alexander will be laughing during this trial? Or if Jeff will throw his son under the bus to garner votes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossva View Post
    I can already see it: Imperfect Justice II; Defending Alexander. I wonder if either Jeff or Alexander will be laughing during this trial? Or if Jeff will throw his son under the bus to garner votes?
    I doubt anyone will be laughing - that is, unless Mr. Ashton tries to claim "ugly coping" and argues his son wasn't drinking, he was out looking for his lost daughter.

    In that case, we'd all be laughing.


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    Oh boy, that must have been hard. Talk about playing both sides. Interesting to know that a breathalyzer can be unreliable.

    Bet LE was thrilled for that nugget to get out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossva View Post
    I can already see it: Imperfect Justice II; Defending Alexander. I wonder if either Jeff or Alexander will be laughing during this trial? Or if Jeff will throw his son under the bus to garner votes?
    I sure wish I lived in Florida. I would vote for Jeff in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Oh boy, that must have been hard. Talk about playing both sides. Interesting to know that a breathalyzer can be unreliable.

    Bet LE was thrilled for that nugget to get out.
    Yup. There's a lot that needs to be done to keep a breathalyzer accurate - calibration, regular types of maintenance, and weekly tests, things like that. One of the first things you do in a DUI case is check the breathalyzer records, because if the LE don't keep them in good working order, the results are inaccurate. It's pretty much routine in our office to file a challenge regarding the accuracy of the breathalyzer for a DUI case, because many departments do not stay up on it as they should.
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    I am sorry to say that I just lost respect for Jeff Ashton

    I disagree with him defending his adult son in this case. His son was speeding, could not perform the dexterity tests and officers smelled alcohol.

    Even if they could PROVE the breathalyzer malfunctioned, there were other clear signs that his son was impaired.

    The fact that Jeff Ashton is DEFENDING his son knowing that his son could potentially have killed or injured someone else just rubs me the wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Oh boy, that must have been hard. Talk about playing both sides. Interesting to know that a breathalyzer can be unreliable.

    Bet LE was thrilled for that nugget to get out.
    Google Sarasota County drops DUI cases. They had to drop about 100 cases.


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    Well, his son is, just like Casey Anthony, INNOCENT, till proven guilty. Looks like so far the people responding are automatically assuming Alexander is guilty. By the way, in Florida (at least Brevard County, probably all), it is not a crime to refuse to perform the dexterity tests; you can not be arrested for that alone.



    Quote Originally Posted by Basmat View Post
    I disagree with him defending his adult son in this case. His son was speeding, could not perform the dexterity tests and officers smelled alcohol.

    Even if they could PROVE the breathalyzer malfunctioned, there were other clear signs that his son was impaired.

    The fact that Jeff Ashton is DEFENDING his son knowing that his son could potentially have killed or injured someone else just rubs me the wrong way.

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    And the dexterity tests can be difficult to pass - or the police reports summarizing performance can be wildly overstated than what the cruiser video shows. I've seen that more than a few times, where the police report says that a person cannot do something or performs poorly, and the video tells a different story.

    It's important to keep an open mind, at this stage of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Oh boy, that must have been hard. Talk about playing both sides. Interesting to know that a breathalyzer can be unreliable.

    Bet LE was thrilled for that nugget to get out.
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- How would you like to go to work and get drunk on the taxpayers' dime? That's exactly what happened for 15 Florida Department of Law Enforcement employees who were testing out the state's breathalyzer machines.

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    http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/artic...k-on-your-dime

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    hello! I am so new to this website. I want to ask a lawyer if Casey can be tried in federal court for making chloroform and causing the death of her daughter. It was found in her car trunk, in HIGH concentrations and so was the smell of death. One lawyer did answer and said, "we don't know that Casey made chloroform." Well, she did search on how to make it, and on and on. Thanks


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    Give me a break - about the breathalizer being faulty. That's a cop out and if true, they should do away with them.
    Having peeps in high places is an unfair gift (to the rest of us) I guess.
    Is this JA being CA? I don't blame him for trying to help his son, but it shouldn't be done using his position imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Wells View Post
    hello! I am so new to this website. I want to ask a lawyer if Casey can be tried in federal court for making chloroform and causing the death of her daughter. It was found in her car trunk, in HIGH concentrations and so was the smell of death. One lawyer did answer and said, "we don't know that Casey made chloroform." Well, she did search on how to make it, and on and on. Thanks
    I don't see how...no one ever said chlorofrm caused Caylee's death and not sure what the statute of limitations would be if they could somehow prove she made some, which they probably can't, or they would have done so. They can only prove she looked it up, and that some experts say it was in the trunk. It did not sound to me as though Dr. G. believed chloroform to be the cause of death. JMO
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    Im more of a fan of admitting your mistakes and taking the punishment.
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