Before founding the FL DUI Group law firm, Mr. Olszewski served as the coordinator of the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) Program. As the state-wide coordinator of the Florida TSRP Program, Mr. Olszewski was responsible for conducting training and providing guidance for Florida prosecutors and law enforcement officers in matters related to DUI investigation and prosecution. Mr. Olszewski coordinated DUI training seminars for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Mr. Olszewski has trained thousands of Florida prosecutors and law enforcement officers spanning each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuit courts. Mr. Olszewski has trained thousands of prosecutors and law enforcement officers in the State of Florida as well as throughout the country on DUI investigation and prosecution, breath testing, drugged driving, DUI report writing, courtroom testimony, jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments.
Mr. Olszewski is one of 6 people in the State of Florida and the only DUI defense lawyer in the state that has worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to write the DUI curriculum used by the State of Florida at its law enforcement training academies. Mr. Olszewski co-authored the book that is used to train every law enforcement officer in the State of Florida when it comes to making DUI arrests. Mr. Olszewski has attended the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course (presented by the Orlando Police Department) and attended the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course (presented by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office). These courses are designed to teach law enforcement officers how to properly conduct roadside field sobriety tests like the walk and turn and one-leg stand.
Mr. Olszewski also attended the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Breath Test Operator Class, a course designed to teach law enforcement officers how to properly conduct breath alcohol tests. Mr. Olszewski has attended the factory training from the manufacturer of the breath test machine used in the State of Florida. As part of this training, Mr. Olszewski learned the intricate parts of the machine and the science behind the machine. Additionally, Mr. Olszewski was taught how to take apart and reassemble an actual breath test machine.
In his role as TSRP Coordinator for the State of Florida, Mr. Olszewski was sworn in as a Special Prosecutor by the State of Florida to argue motions to exclude breath test results in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, Brevard, Hernando, Marion, Alachua, Broward, Lee, Collier and Monroe counties. Mr. Olszewski worked closely with members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Alcohol Testing Program on breath test machine issues.
Mr. Olszewski has instructed on DUI cases in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, North Carolina, Arkansas and Alaska and at three international conferences.
Prior to his experience as TSRP Coordinator, Mr. Olszewski served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Orange/Osceola State Attorney’s Office in Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit. While a prosecutor, Mr. Olszewski had the opportunity to handle over 100 criminal trials. At the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Olszewski was designated a Lead DUI Prosecutor for Orange County and was assigned to handle high profile DUI cases.
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Extensive West Palm Beach DUI Experience
Ms. Parker began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office in 1998. During her time as DUI Chief beginning in 2003, she trained hundreds of prosecutors how to successfully try DUI cases both in Palm Beach County and around the state.
Driving Under the Influence is one of the most technical and litigious crimes prosecuted in Florida. Elizabeth Parker has been one of the most involved litigants in the field of DUI for the past 10 years. She successfully defended the use of the breath instrument (Intoxilyzer) in Palm Beach County against three separate attacks in 2005, 2007, and 2010 regarding the source code, software change, plug pull and filter issue by the Defense Bar. These lengthy hearings were held in front of a panel of judges and the results were relied upon throughout the State. Elizabeth was instrumental in obtaining the first blood warrant in a DUI case for refusal to take a breath test in Palm Beach County and lead the first “no refusal weekend” in Palm Beach County.
Elizabeth was a member of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association (FPAA) Education Committee. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, Ms. Parker lectured for the FPAA and the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program for prosecutors in the areas of opening statement, closing argument, pre-trial motions, cross-examination of experts, and trial techniques. She was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) from 2007-2011.
Elizabeth created and implemented a ride a long training program for the Florida Highway Patrol on DUI law and report writing. She worked closely with law enforcement and taught for several law enforcement agencies, including the Florida Highway Patrol, Boca Raton Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, Palm Beach Police Department, Greenacres Police Department, Manalapan Police Department, South Palm Beach Police Department, and the Jupiter Police Department, in the areas of D.U.I. investigation, report writing, courtroom testimony, Domestic Violence investigations and legal issues. She created a Traffic Fatality hearing guide for law enforcement to use in infraction hearings at the request of the Police Chiefs in Palm Beach County.
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