This seminar is designed for attorneys, including public defenders, involved in the defense of DUIs.
This program will benefit all attorneys involved in DUIs. It is important in today’s stringent atmosphere of the prosecution of DUIs, whether you are a novice or experienced practitioner in handling DUIs, 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.
Areas to be discussed include:
• DUI Litigation
• Judicial Perspective And Case Law Update
• Substance Abuse, Professionalism And Ethics
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break)
I. DUI Litigation
A. Evaluating The Offense: Procedural And Strategic Concerns Prosecutorial Pitfalls: Charging/Amending The Offense, Speedy Trial Ramification Of State v. Homan, Operation (Physical Control And Circumstantial Evidence) And Surviving An Attack On FSTs
B. On Behalf Of The Defense – From Beginning To End
C. Judicial Perspective And Case-Law Summary And Update
D. Open Panel Discussion
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
II. Recognition And Treatment Of Substance Abuse
A. Etiology And DSM Criteria
2. DSM Criteria
B. DUI-The Time Frame For Intervention
1. The Use Of Alcohol Before Driving Is An Abuse
2. Assistance To The Court
C. Purpose Served By Identifying The Disease
1. Primary, Chronic And Progressive – It Can Be Arrested And Treated
2. Although There Is “No Cure,” There Is Recovery
D. It Is Relationship Problem With Psychological And Social Causative Factors
E. Perpetuating The Relationship
F. The Commonalities Of All Treatment
G. Treatment Alternatives
1. Self Evaluation Or Professional Assessment
3. Bar Associations’ Lawyers Assistance Committees
4. Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program
H. Summary And Conclusions
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
III. A Lawyer’s Creed
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Ethics: A Practical Guide To The Code Of Professional Responsibility
A. Common Problems Which Cause Grievances And Ways To Avoid Them
B. A Guide To Ohio’s Disciplinary System