Understand the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), officer's Alcohol Influence Report (AIR), and breath alcohol results as they are used in the examination of the reporting officer. Learn the best ways to utilize the SFST reports and other documents during direct and cross examination and how to lay the proper foundation for a police officer's testimony about the administration of the SFST's, the State's "Exhibit A". Specific attention will be paid to the officer's observations (including bloodshot eyes, odor of alcohol, slurred speech, etc.).
How can you best manage expert testimony at trial in a DUI case? This course offers a framework for effectively examining and qualifying (or disqualifying) experts using the Daubert/Frye standards and for the effective use of the deposition at trial. You'll also consider viable options for clients that can't afford to hire an expert.
This program is tightly focused on direct and cross-examination skills for DUI trials. Seasoned litigators instruct on best practices for examining police officers and expert witnesses who often testify at DUI trials and a judge advises on how attorneys can most successfully present their cases.
This guide provides an overview and introduction to criminal law. It serves as a handy reference for seasoned lawyers and as a useful research foundation for new attorneys, legal assistants, and law clerks.