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. 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.
This seminar will examine and discuss how to handle a DUI from the initial call from the defendant through the investigation and trial.
Topics will include:
• Challenging The Traffic Stop
• Cross Examination Of The Arresting Officer
• Cross Examination Of The Breath Test Operator
• DUI Sentencing Issues
• Trial Strategies And Refusal Cases
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Challenging The Traffic Stop
A. The Motion To Suppress
B. Stops Based On Per Se Traffic Law Violations And/Or Reasonable Suspicion Of Criminal Activity
C. Other Erratic/Unusual Driving And Technical Law Violation Cases
D. Legally Parked Cars
E. Tag Cases
F. Pretextual Stops
I. Extrajurisdictional Stops
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. Cross Examination Of The Arresting Officer
III. Cross Examination Of The Breath Test Operator
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. DUI Sentencing Issues
1. Case Specific Facts
2. Prior Offenses
B. Enhancement Procedures
1. Allegations In Charging Document
2. Proof Of Prior Convictions
3. Fines/Costs/Community Service
4. License Revocations
5. Vehicle Impoundment/Immobilization
6. Ignition Interlock Devices
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Trial Strategies And Refusal Cases
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Question And Answers