This one day seminar will help beginners as well as experienced practitioners keep up to date on the current issues affecting the defense of DUI cases in Pennsylvania. Whether it's navigating the 'new' DUI law, keeping current on recent caselaw, understanding chemical testing, test refusal, driving under the influence of controlled substances, or understanding ARD and probation requirements for first offenders, this seminar will provide valuable tools to better help you effectively and successfully represent your clients charged with DUI.
- Familiarize yourself with the 'new' DUI law and current case law
- Understand the requirements of chemical testing and chemical test refusals
- Learn the new requirements the prosecution must prove in DUI, controlled substance cases
- Know the requirements and conditions for placement on the ARD program and ARD supervision
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Recent Developments In The Law
A. Pennsylvania's 'New' DUI Law
B. Pennsylvania Case Law Update
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. Chemical Testing
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
A. ARD Process
C. New Law Changes
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
IV. Driving While Under The Influence Of 'Drugs'
A. New Law Changes
B. Requirements That Prosecution Prove That Drugs Cause Impairment or Unsafe Driving
C. New Minimal Levels Of Drugs In Blood Will Establish Prima Facie Case
D. Requirement That Drugs Be Ingested Within 24 Hours Of Driving – Mere Presence In Blood Sufficient
E. New Requirements Imposed On Pennsylvania Department Of Health To Implement New Law
V. Chemical Test Refusals
A. New Law Changes
B. Burden On Police To Advise Motorists Of Enhanced Criminal Penalties For Refusing Chemical Test
C. Confusion Defenses
D. Right To Counsel, Sixth Amendment Considerations – (On The Criminal Side)
E. Limited Applicability Of Occupational Limited Licenses
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers