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Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on key factors that can affect standardized field sobriety test (SFST) results and ultimately alter the outcome of a DUI case. Written by attorneys and scientists from across the country, this book guides the reader through the process developing a strong DUI defense using seasoned legal skills and forensic science. These professionals offer their advice on collecting and analyzing the client's medical information, understanding current testing procedures, and determining what specific considerations need to be made in each individual case, whether they be physical, mental, emotional, environmental, or procedural.
From keeping up-to-date on scientific developments to effectively preparing expert witnesses, these authors stress the importance of conducting comprehensive groundwork before presenting a case. Additionally, these leaders analyze the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's SFST training manual, as well as the types of testing instruments used by police officers and technicians, and offer suggestions for how to successfully incorporate that knowledge into the overall defense strategy. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers and scientists offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this complex area of law.