This seminar is designed for attorneys, including public defenders, involved in the defense of DUIs.
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.
Topics to be covered include:
• Overview Of DUI Cases
• Voir Dire And Jury Selection
• Alcohol Analysis And DUI
• Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs
• Administrative Hearings
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Overview Of DUI Cases
A. Introductory Remarks
B. Trends In Different Countries
C. Is .08 Coming?
D. Effective Plea Bargaining
E. Trial Strategy
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Voir Dire And Jury Selection
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
III. Alcohol Analysis And DUI
A. Blood Alcohol Analysis
B. Breath Alcohol Analysis
C. Widmark Equation And Retrograde Analysis
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs
A. Test Methods
1. Screen vs. Confirmation
2. Urine vs. Blood
B. DRE Program And Its Major Errors
1. LAPD, Hopkins, Arizona And Colorado “Studies”
2. Explaining The Failures Of DRE
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Administrative Hearings
1. 10,000 Hearings-Worth Of Wisdom
2. Avoiding Common Pitfalls At The Motor Vehicle Hearing
B. The Future of Scherr: What Is There To Litigate Now?
1. Issue Framing
2. Evidentiary Considerations
C. The Colorado Rules Of Evidence: Do They Or Don’t They Apply To Motor Vehicle Hearings?
2. Preservation Of The Record In Case Of Error
D. Colorado Motor Vehicle Case Law Update