The attorneys at Grand Canyon Law Group are knowledgeable in the tools used by law enforcement and prosecutors to enforce DUI charges in Scottsdale and across Arizona. The experienced DUI defense attorney David Lish completed the training of the DUI Detection and SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Test) Program. The program is designed to train police officers and other officials on how to administer field sobriety tests and conduct investigations of driving while intoxicated (DWI) allegations.
Details of the Training Program
David completed DUI and SFST training offered by the Scottsdale Police Department and received a certificate of training by the Scottsdale City Prosecutor’s Office. In the course, David learned critical aspects of DUI investigations, including what tactics police officers use to detect intoxicated drivers, the process of handling DUI cases, and best practices in administering field sobriety tests. By completing the training course, David gained an understanding of how police officers should conduct DUI investigations and may better identify when mistakes in administering field sobriety tests occur.
Defending Against DUI Charges
There are several common yet effective strategies that an experienced DUI attorney could use when defending individuals facing DUI Charges in Arizona. This includes detecting errors in the administration of a breathalyzer, blood test, or field sobriety test. Whenever errors occur in the administering of these DUI detection tactics, a police officer could receive an inaccurate reading of a driver’s impairment. Similarly, certain medical conditions or physical characteristics could give a breathalyzer or other impairment measurement device a false result.
Additionally, police officers may violate a driver’s rights or conduct during a DUI arrest despite insufficient evidence being present. A DUI related arrest could be considered unlawful if the individual arrested was unfairly targeted by police officers. Constitutional issues may also arise during the investigation and arrest of intoxicated drivers.
Contact an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney
In Arizona, individuals facing DUI charges could face significant penalties. This includes mandatory jailtime, license suspension, and the administration of ignition lock devices (IID). An experienced DUI defense lawyer from the Grand Canyon Law Group could examine the specifics of your case and advise you on your rights. To speak to one of our seasoned criminal defense attorneys, call today.