Understanding The St...

Understanding The Standards Of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Standardized Field sobriety tests (SFSTs) have been promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a way for law enforcement to gauge impairment due to alcohol. Although SFSTs are an inexact way to measure intoxication, police testimony in DUI cases sometimes implies the results of SFSTs are definitive. Jonathan Rands, a defense lawyer with 20 years’ experience who is three times qualified in NHTSA student training on SFSTs both in DUI “Detection” and as well as A.R.I.D.E, and has cross examined police in hundreds of DUI trials and motions, will explain correct administration of SFSTs and discuss cross examining officers. Attendees will leave this CLE with a clear understanding of some of the limitations of SFSTs, an ability to spot flaws in the administration of SFSTs, and guidance on how to use that knowledge when cross examining officers in DUI cases.

To register for this program, email wda@defensenet.org with “Field Sobriety” as the subject line.