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Overview

For even the most seasoned attorneys, defending DUI cases has always presented special challenges. Today—due to legislative developments, the introduction of incredibly sophisticated blood alcohol-testing technologies, and an increasingly harsh prosecutorial climate—mounting a successful defense is more difficult than ever.

The new Eighth Edition of Drunk Driving Defense is updated to reflect recent developments which includes a new section on Sentencing of Non-Citizens; detailed information about the SCRAM® (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) device; updated state-by-state listing of DMV contacts; and expanded discussions on the offense of DUI by marijuana, the source code issue in breath testing devices, and how recent U.S. Supreme Court cases impact the admissibility of chemical test evidence in a DUI case.

Drunk Driving Defense provides hard-hitting tactics every step of the way, from the administrative license suspension hearing, to the pretrial investigation, to cross-examination of police and expert witnesses, and finally to the jury summation itself. You’ll be fully briefed on the statutory and case law, evidentiary issues and procedures applied in federal and state courts nationwide.

With Drunk Driving Defense, you’ll discover practice-proven DUI defense strategies and techniques on:

  • Increasing the odds of success at the administrative license suspension hearing
  • Using pretrial discovery and suppression motions to weaken a case or get it dismissed
  • Discrediting field sobriety tests using leading-edge techniques
  • Using newly-developed voir dire strategies to help lay the foundation for a solid defense and a powerful jury summation
  • Strengthening your case using recent developments in breath, blood and urine analysis

You’ll also find clear explanations of key scientific and technological issues, and practical tools to streamline case preparation and presentation

Written by Lawrence Taylor and Steven Oberman, Drunk Driving Defense is generally considered to be the standard-bearing reference in the field.

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Last Updated 01/01/0001
Update Frequency Updated annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 10045428-7777
Table of Contents

PART I - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Chapter 1. THE OFFENSE

  • §1.01 The Nature of the Crime
  • §1.02 The Corpus
  • §1.03 What Constitutes “Driving”?
  • §1.04 Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • §1.05 The “Per Se” Violation
  • §1.06 Under the Influence of Drugs
  • §1.07 Felony Drunk Driving
  • §1.08 Civil Liability
  • §1.09 Inchoate and Accomplice Liability
  • §1.10 Affirmative Defenses

Chapter 2. THE SENTENCE

  • §2.01 Sentencing in the DUI Case
  • §2.02 Statutory Enhancements: Refusal, Speed, and Other Factors
  • §2.03 Alternative Sentencing
  • §2.04 Multiple Punishment
  • §2.05 Probation Violation Hearings

Chapter 3. THE ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION

  • §3.01 Implied Consent
  • §3.02 The Administrative Hearing
  • §3.03 The “Per Se” Suspension (.08 percent)
  • §3.04 The Refusal Suspension
  • §3.05 The FAA and Pilot License Suspensions
  • §3.06 Interstate Driver's License Compact

Chapter 4. DUI AS A FEDERAL CRIME

  • §4.01 Introduction
  • §4.02 DUI on Land Administered by the National Park Service
  • §4.03 DUI on Other Federally Owned Land
  • §4.04 Issues Applicable to All Federal Lands

PART II - EVIDENCE

Chapter 5. FIELD EVIDENCE

  • §5.01 Field Evidence and the Arresting Officer
  • §5.02 Driving Symptoms
  • §5.03 Appearance and Behavior of Defendant
  • §5.04 Field Sobriety Tests
  • §5.05 Drug (Recognition) Evaluation and Classification
  • §5.06 Preliminary Breath Tests
  • §5.07 Audiotapes and Videotapes

Chapter 6. INTRODUCTION TO BLOOD-ALCOHOL ANALYSIS

  • §6.01 Forensic Alcohol Analysis
  • §6.02 Alcohol and the Human Body
  • §6.03 Retrograde Extrapolation: Projecting Test Levels Back to Time of Driving
  • §6.04 General Sources of Error

Chapter 7. BREATH ANALYSIS

  • §7.01 The Reliability of Breath-Alcohol Analysis
  • §7.02 Nonspecific Analysis
  • §7.03 Mouth Alcohol
  • §7.04 Additional Sources of Error
  • §7.05 The Machines

Chapter 8. BLOOD AND URINE ANALYSIS

  • §8.01 Blood Analysis
  • §8.02 Urinalysis

PART III - PRE-TRIAL

Chapter 9. ANALYSIS AND ARRAIGNMENT

  • §9.01 Initial Client Contact
  • §9.02 Case Investigation
  • §9.03 Analysis of the Case
  • §9.04 The Arraignment
  • §9.05 Plea Bargaining Considerations

Chapter 10. PRIOR CONVICTIONS

  • §10.01 The Prior DUI Conviction
  • §10.02 Prosecutorial Burden
  • §10.03 Bifurcation of Trial

Chapter 11. DISCOVERY

  • §11.01 Discovery of DUI Evidence
  • §11.02 Preservation and Production of Blood/Urine Sample
  • §11.03 Preservation and Production of the Breath Sample: Trombetta
  • §11.04 The Discovery Motion
  • §11.05 The Subpoena Duces Tecum

Chapter 12. SUPPRESSION OF EVIDENCE

  • §12.01 Probable Cause to Stop, Detain, and Arrest
  • §12.02 The Fallibility of Radar Devices
  • §12.03 Sobriety Checkpoints: Sitz
  • §12.04 Unlawful Arrest
  • §12.05 Incriminating Statements
  • §12.06 Refusal Evidence
  • §12.07 Field Evidence
  • §12.08 Blood-Alcohol Evidence
  • §12.09 Other Evidence
  • §12.10 The Suppression Motion

PART IV - TRIAL

Chapter 13. SETTING THE STAGE

  • §13.01 Jury Selection
  • §13.02 The Opening Statement
  • §13.03 Using Demonstrative Evidence
  • §13.04 Keeping the Prosecution in Line

Chapter 14. CROSS EXAMINATION

  • §14.01 The Arresting Officer
  • §14.02 Techniques for Cross-Examination of the Officer
  • §14.03 Cross-Examination of Arresting Officer
  • §14.04 The Breath Operator and/or Blood-Alcohol Expert: Strategy and Techniques
  • §14.05 Illustrative Cross-Examination of Operator/Expert
  • §14.06 Illustrative Cross-Examination of the Percipient Witness

Chapter 15. THE DEFENSE

  • §15.01 The Sobriety Witness
  • §15.02 The Defense Blood-Alcohol Expert
  • §15.03 The Defense Police Expert
  • §15.04 Should the Defendant Testify?

Chapter 16. CLOSING

  • §16.01 Summation: Strategy and Illustration
  • §16.02 Jury Instructions Resources

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