You don’t want somebody who handles DUIs every now and then. There’s a big technical aspect to DUIs that’s lacking in many other criminal cases. There are things that need to be done and looked at in a DUI case that are unique. Therefore, you want somebody who’s gone through some specific DUI defense training and has defended numerous clients charged with DUI.
I aggressively defend all my clients and, of course, that applies to my DUI clients as well. I try to get my hands on as much evidence as possible. This includes the police report, video, and audio. I will compare what the officer did, or said they did, to the standard procedures.
I’m a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I’ve attended their training on defending people charged with DUI and drug crimes. I’m also a member of the National College of DUI Defense. I have in my possession the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests training manuals and various other resources that detail the issues involved in DUI arrests.
In December of 2016, I completed training to become a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) practitioner. I received the same training that law enforcement officers receive, but the course was tailored to helping criminal defense attorneys better represent their DUI clients. There is a certain way to administer the field sobriety tests. Many officers are not proficient in the administration of those tests, so it’s crucial to have an attorney who can spot the errors. It is very powerful to a jury when the defense attorney knows more about SFSTs than the officer and can highlight the officer’s lack of knowledge.
In January of 2017, I completed the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course. The purpose of this course is to teach law enforcement officers how to detect someone who driving under the influence of drugs. Every officer is SFST trained, and now almost all officers are ARIDE trained. With the increasing numbers of people driving after consuming some type of “drug,” knowing how ARIDE-trained officers operate is becoming increasingly important.
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