Defense of Drunk Driving Cases is a four-volume resource providing comprehensive coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in defending a drunk driving case, including up to date guidance on relevant statutes, case law, and scientific facts. Topics discussed include:
• Illegal per se laws;
• statutory presumptions;
• implied consent laws;
• constitutional objections;
• liquor liability issues;
• motions to suppress and to strike prior convictions;
• affirmative defenses;
• field sobriety testing;
• roadblocks and sobriety checkpoints; and
• chemical testing, including physiology, pharmacology, analytical techniques, and the admissibility of chemical test evidence.
Extensive scientific material is included on the effects of alcohol on the body and the chemical testing methods and devices used to determine alcohol concentration. Volume 4 is a comprehensive Practice Guide, authored by prominent drunk driving defense attorney Richard Essen that provides step-by-step guidance for maintaining a drunk driving practice and handling a case, from pretrial preparation through trial. Included in the set is a Statutory Appendix of drunk driving-related provisions from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Uniform Vehicle Code.