Attorney, Jeff Scholnick, recently successfully completed a three day intensive training course and received a Certificate of Training (see below) for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. This course covers all types of field sobriety tests and outlines the specific items that officers investigate to determine whether or not the person behind the wheel is intoxicated. Robert La Pier,www.lapier.com , who teaches the course nationally and is recognized by the NHTSA, as a Qualified Instructor, gave the course in Columbia, Maryland. In order to receive the Certificate of Training from Instructor La Pier, who previously served as the State of Idaho Police Department’s Lead DUI Instructor, Mr. Scholnick was required to take written and field performance tests that required him to properly administer the tests on a group of participants.
What does this mean for you?
Every day, thousands of people are stopped by police officers and charged with DWI. In most cases, the attorneys representing these people are not completely aware of the process that officers go through to determine whether or not someone has been drinking. The unfortunate truth, that Jeff discovered through this course, is that it is possible to fail a field sobriety test while being completely sober. There are many factors, such as road conditions, weather and previous injuries that could lead to a failed sobriety test outside of alcohol consumption. Having taken this course, Jeff is now even more equipped to evaluate DWI cases, cross examine an officer and challenge them.
Jeff understands that when DWI charges are brought on someone, it can have drastic implications on that persons future. In some cases, winning or losing a case can be the difference between staying in the United States and beingdeported. Good cross-examination of the arresting officer, based on skills learned by Jeff during this Certificate Training can be the difference between going to jail or being found not guilty. If you are looking for an experienced attorney who has a deeper understanding on how to best represent you in a DWI Case, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey Scholnick today!