Understanding ARIDE & Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as a DUI Lawyer

Understanding ARIDE & Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as a DUI Lawyer

Recently I completed ARIDE training to further understand the DUI investigation process. While this knowledge is something that is generally learned through advanced training sessions, hard-fought courtroom battles, DUI Detection and Standardized DUI Investigation training, and roadside sobriety test training, hands-on labs, and virtually any other form of legal education, it always pays to know more than those who simply carry out the training.

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A Failure To Respect Driver’s And Citizen Rights Is Unacceptable And A Serious Violation.

A Failure To Respect Driver’s And Citizen Rights Is Unacceptable And A Serious Violation.

What ever Happened To Respect And Manners? I have viewed this video on several different sites, and suffice it to say that it has gone viral.  I have not been able to confirm the authenticity of the video, but it appears to be an officer’s dash camera and depending on the state laws in the Officer’s jurisdiction, would be subject to public disclosure.  It sounds as though the officer mentions “Charleston” and so South Carolina might be a good guess...

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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: Voluntary, Unfair, And Designed For Trickery.

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: Voluntary, Unfair, And Designed For Trickery.

In 2006 I attended the 24 hour course that all law enforcement officer’s attend to teach them how to “Detect DUI’s.”  The training was invaluable.  I have used it dozens of times to demystify and deconstruct the process for clients and juries alike. This month I attended the full course again.  A refresher course would have sufficed, or perhaps I could have done the instructor course thus allowing me to teach others, but I choose to refresh with the entire...

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