How to Beat a DUI

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Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2008 - Law - 131 pages
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This book is a guide in helping you understand what DUI is, with important information on what to do during your DUI stop, during the field sobriety tests, and after your arrest. It is meant to foster a dialogue between you and your attorney, so that your attorney can best defend you. You'll be prepared with what questions to ask and what information may be important to your case. DUI is a serious charge that can leave you with a permanent criminal record. DUI is a charge worth fighting. Education is your best defense against a DUI charge. This book is not a license to drive drunk. People who drive drunk can hurt or kill themselves and others. Never take the risk. If you feel that you have had too much to drink to drive safely, don't drive.You will learn about DUI laws including driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and DUI in special cases such as piloting and airplane, boating or riding a motorcycle. This book teaches you about what behaviors attract the attention of offices, and what will happen during a roadblock or DUI traffic stop. The book also tells you about the different kinds of medical tests performed in DUI cases, and the legal issues surrounding them. You will also learn about the court process, choosing an attorney to handle your case and more.
 

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Contents

DUI Laws
1
DUI Stop and Arrest Procedures
9
Chemical Testing
49
Driver License Issues
69
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
77
The Court Process
89
Blood Alcohol Calculations
113
Choosing an Attorney
117
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James Nesci is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law and was a solo practitioner from January 1, 1995, to January 1, 2005 in Tucson, Arizona. He is now a partner in the firm Nesci, St. Louis & West, P.L.L.C. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy.In 1999 Mr. Nesci became a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense. In 2001, Mr. Nesci passed all examinations and requirements for Board Certification from the National College for DUI Defense. In the Summer of 2001 he was officially Board Certified and is currently one of only two Board Certified attorneys in the state of Arizona.His firm's practice is devoted entirely to criminal defense. At any time, he typically defends about 30 DUI cases in several jurisdictions while other members of the firm defend capital murder, rape, armed robbery, possession and varied federal offenses as well as DUI. In addition to being a regular speaker at the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice's annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver seminar, Mr. Nesci has lectured at several national seminars including the National College for DUI Defense 2001, 2003, and 2006 Summer Sessions, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Seminar Rules of the Road V, the NACDL DWI Means Defend With IngenuityŠ Seminar in Las Vegas in 2001 and 2005, The Las Vegas Bar Association Seminar Killer Cross, and the New York State Bar Association's 2nd, 3rd, and 6th Annual Big Apple DUI Seminars. He has lectured for the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law as well as the University of Mississippi's Ol' Miss DUI CLE. He has taught seminars on the subjects of cross-examination, trial tactics, field sobriety testing, blood alcohol calculations, opening and closing arguments, ethics, blood and breath testing.

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