What Every Lawyer Should Know About DUI Defense in Florida (Audio Only)

(92 Ratings)

Produced on: July 23, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio Only

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Course Description

Time 59 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This program is a comprehensive lecture by noted DUI expert, attorney Robert S. Reiff, the author of “Drunk Driving and Related Vehicular Offenses (Lexis Law Publishing Company) and LexisNexis’ “Florida DUI Practice Guide.”  

In this program, Mr. Reiff provides both the new and the experienced DUI attorney tips on how to win a DUI case. He will provide an overview of DUI case defense in both the administrative (driver’s license) and criminal court forums for the state of Florida, as well as tools for using common sense concepts to make the case to all relevant parties.  


Learning Objectives:

  1. Handle a DUI case (including an overview of the basics of what “DUI” is)
  2. How to attack the various aspects of the case against your client
  3. Use common sense concepts to convince prosecutors, hearing officers, judges and juries as to why the police’s case does not prove guilt
  4. Identify the ethical considerations of handling DUI cases
  5. Discuss on-point coverage of DUI law with practical, "how to" insights


Please Note: While the lecture itself is Audio Only, the course materials include videos that will be aired at points during this program. These videos may be heard over audio as well.

Faculty

Robert S. Reiff

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

Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.

AWARDS:

  • Chosen as one of the Best Lawyers in Florida for 2015 for: Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar; Criminal Defense: White Collar; and the DUI/DWI Defense Categories.
  • He was the only lawyer in the entire state of Florida chosen by the Best Lawyers in Florida in the DUI/DWI Defense Category for 2015!
  • Best Lawyers 2015
  • 2014 South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer For DUI Defense
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, in July 2014, which reaches more than 45,000 attorneys
  • Florida Super Lawyers supplement in The Miami Herald, on Sunday, June 22, 2014, which reaches more than 505,000 readers
  • 2014 Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers
  • Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Life, Death & The DUI Manslaughter Case"
  • Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer in a DUI Case"
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the country as recognized by the National Trial Lawyers.
  • Selected for 20th Edition of Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected for The National Trial Lawyers in their “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” club
  • 2014 The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Lawyers In South Florida Recognition as Published In: South Florida Legal Guide, January 2013
  • Top Lawyers of Florida 2013 as Published in: Tampa Bay Magazine
  • 2013 The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 Super Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms 2013
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in Southern Florida by Peer Recognition
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in Southern Florida by Peer Nomination
  • Rated by Martindale - Hubbell AV Preeninent for 20 years
  • Top Lawyer listing for the 2013 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings as awarded by Best Lawyers
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list, read more here.
  • Featured in the South Florida Legal Guide as a "Top Lawyer" for 2012
  • America's Most Honored Professionals of 2011 as awarded by American Registry
  • "Top Lawyer" for the 2012 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide
  • Best Law Firms: 2011 - 2012 as awarded by Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyer 2012 as awarded by Best Lawyers
  • 2011 AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Awarded America's Most Honored Professionals 2011 by American Registry
  • Top Lawyer for 2011 as awarded by the South Florida Legal Guide
  • Super Lawyer for 2011 as awarded by SuperLawyers.com
  • Awarded 10.0 out of ten on Avvo by American Registry
  • Selected as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by "The Best Lawyers in America" Guide
  • 2010 South Florida's Best Lawyers Magazine
  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" 2006-2009
  • Avvo.com rated "Superb"; a perfect 10 out of 10
  • Named in the 2005 Fifth Anniversary Edition of the South Florida Legal Guide as a "Top Attorney".
  • A.V. rated (their highest rating) by Martindale - Hubbell and named a member of The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register
  • Chosen as an "exceptional" criminal defense attorney by Consumer Guidebook of Law and Leading Attorneys (Florida) 1996-present
  • Selected as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by the Best Lawyers Consumer Guidebook
  • Recipient of the South Florida Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" Award for 2004
  • Recipient of the"Leading American Attorneys" by the Guide to Leading American Attorneys
  • Named one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine
  • Named one of "South Florida's Top Law Firms" by Miami Metro Magazine
  • Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1990
  • National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Named one of "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century" by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England
  • Nominated as "International Legal Professional of the Year" by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England
  • Leading American Attorney - Read More

Mr. Reiff is also a member of the Editorial Board of the prestigious DWI Journal of Law & Science.

Mr. Reiff is a Lawline.com faculty member. His course, "Auditioning for Your Freedom: Combating the Field Sobriety Exercises in the DUI Prosecution", can be viewed by clicking here.

EDUCATION: Ithaca College (B.A. cum laude, 1980); Boston University (J.D., 1983) [Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award].

AUTHOR: Drunk Driving and Related Vehicular Defenses" (5th Ed.), LEXIS Law Publishing Company; DWI Journal Editorial Board; LEXIS "On Line" Legal Author/Expert"; "Something Totally Different in DUI Cases," The Florida Defender, Spring 2007; "Field Sobriety Exercises: Designed For Failure?!; The DWI Journal, January 2006; "The Problem With Field Sobriety Exercises", DWI Journal, September 2004; "Playing To Win!", DWI Journal, February 2003; Florida Defender, Spring 2003; "A Few More Thoughts About Field Sobriety Exercises: Strange Threads from a Warped Quilt", DWI Journal, December 1999; "Jury Selection: Teaching the Acquittal Quilt's Patterns to the Jury", DWI Journal, November 1999, "DUI Roadblocks", The Florida Defender, Fall 1998; "Creative Tips that Work", The Champion, Jan./Feb. 1998; "Twenty Top Tips for Defending DWI Cases", DWI Journal, Sept. 1993; "The Creative Handling of DUI/DWI Administrative Hearings", The Champion, Jan./Feb. 1994; DWI Journal, March 1993; "A Random Sampling of Some Unique DUI Defenses", DWI Journal, June 1992; "Handling the DUI Administrative Hearing (Or How to Hop In Kangaroo Court)", Florida Bar Criminal Law Newsletter, January 1992; "Breath Test Refusal Without Blowing Your License", Florida Bar Journal, October 1989; "The Midnight Phone Call: The General Practitioner and the DUI Arrest", Florida Bar General Practice Journal, January 1987; "Failure to Create or Destruction of a Videotape in DUI Cases: Basis for Dismissal or Suppression?", Florida Bar Criminal Law Newsletter, May 1986, Florida Bar General Practice Journal, October 1986, and the Florida Prosecutor, Sept. 1985.

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR: "DUI and Other Traffic Offenses in Florida", Florida Bar; "Drunk Driving Defense: An Expert's Approach", Professional Education Group, Inc. 

Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 Ed. (published by the West law Publishing Company, a subsidary of Thomson, Reuters)

LECTURER: Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Life, Death & The DUI Manslaughter Case", Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer in a DUI Case", "What Every Lawyer Should Know About DUI Defense" The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, September 19-20, 2013. "Life, Death & Handling the Vehicular Homicide Case", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami & the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, October 2012; Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' "Blood, Breath & Tears Seminar", September 2012; "DUI Update", The Florida Bar's Criminal Law Update Seminar, May 2012.Florida bar's criminal law update seminar in Tampa, Florida on May 17, 2012 for the DUI update. Lecturer for www.lawline.com; Masters of DUI, The Florida Bar, May 2010; "What Does It Take To Be A Winner?"; Criminal Law Update Seminar, The Florida Bar, April 2010; "DUI Update 2010;" "Cross Examination of the Breath Test Operator: "Can't Keep it Out"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XVI Seminar", September 2009; The Iron Chefs of DUI - "Cutting the State's case with a Scalpel and not a Meat Cleaver", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, June 2009; "Auditioning for your Freedom: Combating the Use of Field Sobriety Exercises in the DUI Prosecution"; Masters of DUI, The Florida Bar, January 2008; "Field Sobriety Testing: Designed for Failure?"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XIV Seminar", September 2007; "Cross Examination of Breath Test Operators: 'We Don't Need No Stinkin' Breath Here'"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XIII" Seminar, October 2006; "Motions With Movement: Winning Your Case Before You Get To The Jury", The Florida Bar's "Masters of DUI" Seminar, January 2006; "Field Sobriety Testing: Designed For Failure?!", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XII" Seminar, September 2005; "The Problem with Field Sobriety Exercises", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami Winter Ski/Snowboard Seminar, March 2005; "Field Sobriety Tests", National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & National College of DUI Defense's "Presenting a Gold Medal Defense", October 2004; "Inspector Gadget Does DUI Defense", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's "Blood, Breath & Tears XI" Seminar, September 2004; "Breath Testing: Is It Nothing But A House Of Cards?", Lorman Education Group, May 2004; "Effective DUI Representation in South Florida", the Florida Bar's 2004 "Masters of DUI" Seminar, January 2004; "Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer in DUI Cases", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, September 2003; "Secrets of DUI Practice in South Florida", the Florida Bar's 2003 "Masters of DUI" Seminar, January 2003; "Playing To Win!", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, October 2002 and the Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice, July 2002; "Playing to Win!"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - West Palm Beach Chapter, October 2002; "Cross-Examination of the Breath Technician", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, September 2000; "Something Totally Different in Cross-Examination in DUI Cases," Lorman Education Group, May 2001; "Life, Death and the Defense of The Serious DUI Case", the Florida Bar, January 2000; "Weaving The Trial Theme Into Your DUI Case", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, October 1999 & Dade County Public Defenders Office, December 1999; "Zen and the Art of DUI Defense: A Non-Mainstream Look At Handling DUI Defense", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami, December 1998; "Creative Tips that Work", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears", September, 1997; "DUI Update," Florida Bar, May 1996; Florida Bar, February 1991, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; March 1991; "Something Totally Different in Cross-Examination in DUI Cases", June 1994; "Handling the DUI Administrative Hearing", Lorman Education Group, April 1994; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, October 1991, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, March 1992; "Cross Examination Techniques in Drunk Driving Cases", Florida Bar, June 1994; South Carolina Bar, October 1987, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, March 1988; "DUI Defense in the 1990's," Florida Bar, October 1992; "Defending the Drunk Driver", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, March 1990.

MEMBERSHIPS: The Florida Bar (Member, Traffic Rules Committee);Editorial Board of the DWI Journal of Law & Science; National Drunk Driving Task Force; National College of Drunk Driving Defense; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami. (Vice President, 1995-1996; Secretary, 1992-1993; Board of Directors, 1989 - present); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Fraternal Order of Police, Miami Lodge 20, Criminal Defense Team; President's Cabinet - Miami Children's Hospital Foundation. Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

OTHER: Guest Commentator for CNN and Court TV (The Nancy Grace Show); Producer & Part-Time Host of Cable Television Shows "You Be The Judge" and "Constitutional Controversies" 1990, 1991 & 1998-1999.

Reviews

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Victor G.

REIFF IS THE MASTER OF DUI DEFENSE.

JC
Joseph C.

Great Information in this CLE

CR
Cynthia A. R.

very good

SS
Scott S.

Great

ES
Erich S.

Great use of visuals, video, etc.

GJ
Georgette J.

Very informative and also entertaining

ML
Montine L.

Quite an enjoyable audio.

RS
Robert S.

Very good content and presentation.

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