When someone is suspected of driving under the influence, bias kicks in. It becomes very difficult to secure proper procedure, from the arrest to the courtroom, or a fair judgment.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2012
Leading DUI defense attorneys David Katz and James Phillips, Katz and Phillips, PA are sharing their knowledge and experience in how to defend individuals accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. The two criminal defense heavy-hitters will be leading an instructional symposium for fellow lawyers in Orlando on June 21.
The symposium, a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar that's part of a series by LawReviewCLE, is designed to train defense attorneys who are just starting to aim their practice at DUI clients. Defendants accused of a DUI often face special circumstances including inaccurate breath analysis results, incorrect arrest procedures and a very strong bias by judges and jurors. Katz and Phillips' training will help defense attorneys understand and overcome these obstacles to secure a fair outcome for their clients, and counts as four hours of Florida Bar approved course credit.
“When someone is suspected of driving under the influence, bias kicks in,” Katz explained. “It becomes very difficult to secure proper procedure, from the arrest to the courtroom, or a fair judgment. Having lawyers who know how to work against that, and bring out the real facts, is crucial to a successful defense.”
Katz and Phillips founded their practice together because of their extensive experience on the prosecution side of DUI cases, and the unique expertise each brings to their clients. They specialize in blocking faulty breathalyzer data and work on behalf of clients throughout Florida.
The pair will continue their education efforts at the Aria in Las Vegas on June 27, when they appear via webcast to discuss the problems with breathalyzer evidence, its effect on the courtroom, and how to keep it out of evidence.
About Katz and Phillips:
David S. Katz served as Assistant State Attorney and Intoxilyzer Specialist in Florida, where he was given special training and access to the Intoxilyzer 8000 series of breath analyzers. James D. Phillips is a veteran trial lawyer with a strong record of over 3,000 cases in Florida, Mississippi and at the federal level.
Katz and Phillips, PA is based in Orlando and can be reached at 321-332-6864. The CLE seminar will be held at Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando. Registration is available through http://www.LawReviewCLE.com.