Field sobriety tests make up an important aspect of the DWI arrest and prosecution process. They will be used to determine whether probable cause exists to arrest a client and to request a breath test.
Toms River, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
New Jersey, DWI lawyer, Steven W. Hernandez, was invited to co-instruct a class of defense lawyers, investigators, and experts, on the 2013 Edition of the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing practitioner course, in Georgia.
This is the same course created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) taught to police officers to help them learn how detect drivers who might be impaired by alcohol. New Jersey State and local Police use this same training in making arrest determinations. Through this course, officers learn about the signs of impaired driving and how to detect the signs of impairment through their senses. In addition, through live drinking workshops, students learn how to have others perform field sobriety tests and to interpret the results.
Mr. Hernandez assisted in preparing the participants for the live alcohol workshops, supervised the students in administering these field sobriety tests, helped grade the final practical and written examinations, taught two critical sections to the students, and lectured on how to use these materials in court.
Field sobriety tests make up an important aspect of the DWI arrest and prosecution process. They will be used to determine whether probable cause exists to arrest a client and to request a breath test. The police and prosecutor will use these tests to help establish that the driver was impaired, but may overlook the fact that other considerations, such as back, leg, feet, and balance issues, as well as age weight, or other factors regularly affect performance on these tests.
Mr. Hernandez, the founder of the Hernandez Law Firm, P.C., in Toms River, focuses his practice in DWI defense throughout the State of New Jersey. Mr. Hernandez has been a field sobriety practitioner since 2010 and a field sobriety instructor since 2011. He has lectured nationally, as-well-as at the New Jersey State Bar, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) on the subject of field sobriety testing. He is often called upon by other New Jersey lawyers to assist in interpreting results.
For questions about DWI detection and field field sobriety testing he can be reached at (732) 286-2700 or by email at steven(at)njdwiesq(dot)com.