This program will benefit attorneys involved in either the prosecution or defense of DUIs. Whether you are a novice or experienced practitioner in handling DUIs, it is important in today’s stringent atmosphere that you are up to date on the current issues. This course is designed to provide you with the current information necessary to successfully handle DUIs.
DUI penalties have increased over the years, fines are stiffer, jail sentences are lengthier and convictions are kept on file longer. Add to these penalties the potential long-term effect a DUI conviction can have on the defendant’s finances, job prospects and insurance coverage and it goes without saying how important a DUI case can become.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Investigating And Evaluating Your Client’s Case
• Motion(s) To Suppress/Dismiss
• Field Sobriety Tests
• Chemical Tests
• Motions In Limine
• Jury Instructions
• License Suspensions And Revocation Issues
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Welcome And Overview
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Investigating And Evaluating Your Client’s Case
A. What To Look For In Reading Reports
B. What Documents Are Produced And Are Available
C. What Discovery Motions To File
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. Motion(s) To Suppress/Dismiss
A. Challenging The Stop
B. Challenging The Statement
C. Bail Issues
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
IV. Field Sobriety Tests
A. Cross Examination Of The Arresting Officer
B. Sources And Manuals To Obtain In Preparation
C. Mock Cross Examination
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
V. Chemical Tests
A. Pre-Trial Discovery – What To Request, Where To Look
B. New Machines – New Procedures
C. Challenging The Chemical Test
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. Motions In Limine
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
VII. Jury Instructions
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. License Suspension And Revocation Issues
A. Pre-Trial Suspensions – The Implied Consent Law
B. Hearings Contesting Chemical Test Refusals
C. Suspensions/Revocations Post – Disposition
D. Hardship Licenses – When, Where And How To Get Them
1. First Offense Changes Post June 30, 2003
2. Multiple Offenders
E. General License Suspension Issues Regarding Motor Vehicle Conduct