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Auditioning for Your Freedom: Combating the Field Sobriety Exercises in the DUI Prosecution in Florida

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Produced on July 22, 2015

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Course Information

Time 50m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Criminal

Course Description

Police officers conduct field sobriety exercises in order to establish probable cause that an individual is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These standardized exercises created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can be arbitrarily administered and have a wide margin of error. Join attorney Robert Reiff for a discussion of the various techniques available to combat the legitimacy and results of these exercises. Mr. Reiff identifies the importance of recognizing the abnormality of field sobriety exercises and the methods by which police officers incorrectly administer them. He also provides helpful strategies to cross examine arresting officers so as to emphasize the functioning of your client’s mental faculties while minimizing any physical failures. Mr. Reiff concludes with additional preparation tips that will strengthen your case. 

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify different field sobriety exercises 

II.    Summarize the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s guidelines

III.   Describe the mental test 

IV.   Prepare to fight field sobriety exercises

 

Credit Information

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Faculty

Robert S. Reiff

The Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A.

Robert “Bobby” Reiff is the author of “FLORIDA DUI LAW” which is a part of the LexisNexis Practice Guide series and the previously published “DRUNK DRIVING AND RELATED VEHICULAR OFFENSES” (5th Edition), which was also published by the LEXIS Law Publishing Company. He is also a contributing author for “DEFENDING DUI VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CASES”, 2012 Ed. (published by the West Law Publishing Company, a subsidiary of Thomson, Reuters); “DUI AND OTHER TRAFFIC OFFENSES IN FLORIDA” (published by the Florida Bar); and “DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE: AN EXPERT'S APPROACH” (published by the Professional Education Group, Inc.). He is also on the editorial board of the DWI LAW & SCIENCE JOURNAL. Bobby is a frequent lecturer and author on topics involving the defense of alcohol-related offenses. 

Named DUI Defense Attorney of the Year 2019 in Florida by Lux Life Magazine – Business Legal Elite, Bobby was also the only DUI defense lawyer named a “Top Lawyer in South Florida” in that category in the 2019 South Florida Legal Guide and he was the only DUI/DWI lawyer named by “Best Lawyers in Florida”® for 2019, 2018, and 2016. He has been selected as one of “America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys”® and he has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America”® continuously since 2001. Bobby holds an “AV” rating from MARTINDALE-HUBBELL® and he also received the number one rating in a MIAMI HERALD blind study of the most effective DUI advocates in South Florida. 

Bobby has been a FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY since 1990 and he has offices located in Miami [2333 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33126] and in Fort Lauderdale [214 S.E. 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316]. In his spare time, Bobby is an avid competitive ice hockey player.




Reviews

JD
Jamie D.

This was a great CLE. Very informative with great real life examples and applications.

KD
Keith D.

Excellent helpful tips.

MW
Malcolm W.

Interesting! Hope I’m never in this situation.

MH
Maureen H.

excellent presentation

BC
bill c.

good presentation

AM
Amy M.

Very helpful CLE

MS
Mary Lou S.

Interesting.

JG
Jason G.

Short and sweet -- a solid introduction to tactics for DUI criminal defense.

EB
Elisabeth B.

A good course for something all attorneys should at least know how to handle.

MD
MARVA D.

Very good presentation.

RD
Richard D.

excellent

VC
Vincent C.

Fantastic and thought-provoking.

CB
CAROL B.

BEST ONE YET!

CR
Calvin R.

Some really good tips in this lecture.

RF
Robert F.

This was an awesome lecture.

NP
Nina P.

good

KS
Kathryn S.

thank you

JL
Juan Carlos L.

Excellent speaker.

LS
Lorena S.

Mr. Reiff was excellent and his explanation of the material was very helpful as well as interesting!

CC
Candida A. C.

loved the content and delivery would recommend the instructor to people who need a dui attorney.

RD
Rita D.

Excellent presentation.

CC
Curt C.

Excellent presenter.

MB
Michele B.

my favorite out of the entire list because he made it fun and informative giving examples of testimony and role playing

TZ
Theodore Z.

Interesting and informative

MO
Margaret O.

Great content. Easy to follow. 100% useful information. Even though it was directed for DUI-related defense...many of the evidence, procedural and testimony tips could be useful in other in other types of cases.

JH
Judith H.

This guy is brilliant! I want to memorize all of his information!

JM
Jan M.

I like that this video was tailored to Florida law.

VO
Vanessa O.

Very informative

RA
Ronald J A.

My kind of advocacy-teaching! Love it!

JO
John O.

Very informative.

JM
joseph m.

Excellent presentation.

NG
Nicolas G.

Wonderful!

DJ
David J.

This was a very informative course.

AA
Alejandro A.

Very to the point and informative.

RW
Robert C W.

Excellent presentation. Very helpful.

CG
Camille G.

Very informative! Very good!

JF
Joan F.

Practical. Excellent presentation.

CJ
Christa J.

Mr. Reiff is an excellent speaker. I enjoyed this course.

JR
Jean Margo R.

If I ever have to audition for my freedom I'd choose this lawer

NK
neil k.

Robert S. Reiff was great

AD
Alexander D.

this is OUTSTANDING

MC
michael c.

Excellent lecture.

RW
Robert W.

Excellent lecture on sobriety exercises.

WM
William M.

Excellent

LM
Luana M.

Fabulous!

DW
David W.

VERY INFORMATIVE

CK
Cynthia K.

Very informative!

TJ
Thomas J.

Superb presentation

VS
Vera S.

Excellent.

MF
melvin f.

Not my field, but the presenter and what he put forth were really interesting.

KM
Kenneth Lee M.

Another topnotch program.

HT
Harold J T.

excellent presentation

JB
Joann B.

one of the best

VG
VICTOR G.

Robert Reiff is the Best DUI Attorney

MJ
Mark A. J.

Very informative, particularly if you have never been involved in a DUI case.

JM
Jeneen M.

I really enjoyed is presentation. Very well prepared.

VB
Victoria L. B.

excellent lecture

BP
Bernard P.

VERY helpful.

RB
Richard B.

Great presentation. He knows DUIs!

TD
Thomas D.

very valuable!!!

AF
Alexandra F.

Very Practical

TW
Thompkins W.

Great seminar.

LK
Lowell K.

Above average speaker and content.

RG
Richard G.

The law with the experience

MG
michael g.

Excellent course. The best course I have taken to date. Very informative and interesting.

GG
Gregory G.

Excellent speaker and program!!!

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