Comprehensive Impaired Driving Defense Training
This is a three-part intensive, comprehensive program: Blood, Drugs and Alcohol. This program is given by experienced experts in the field will tackle blood test results, handling the DWAI drug case, and challenging the breath test in a DWI case.
This segment is designed for attorneys who handle DWI cases and are looking for ways to challenge the breath test. They will break down the discovery material provided by the prosecutor in order to use it to your advantage. In addition, they will focus on cross-examining the breath test operator to show potential issues with the chemical test. Finally, this course will provide an overview of defenses used to challenge the test result and when an expert witness may be necessary. Ethical considerations will be addressed.
This segment is intended to provide tools with which NY criminal defense attorneys can digest and attack the evidence utilized in DWAI drug cases. We are seeing an increase in the inflexibility of prosecutors to offer standard reductions in DWAI drug cases which requires more of these cases to proceed to hearings and a trial. They will discuss blood test results and how to use them to affirmatively attack the People’s case. Additionally, they will dissect the drug recognition evaluation face sheet and discuss how we can convert what we learn from it into effective lines of cross-examination. Ethical considerations will be addressed.
This segment will help provide criminal defense attorneys with tools they can use to attack a blood test result without needing an expert. Each step in the process will be discussed and the common weaknesses in the People’s evidence will be examined. It will quickly become clear how these issues can be woven into an effective cross-examination. Specifically, issues surrounding pre-withdrawal, the blood test kit, the blood withdrawal itself, sample preparation as well as the testing procedures employed will be addressed in a way that will be palatable for attorneys with limited scientific background. Ethical considerations will be addressed.
Joe Gerstenzang, Esq., Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
Jonathan Cohn, Esq., Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
Eric Sills, Esq., Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
- May 5, 2022
- Online On-Demand