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A Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island

Practice tips for prosecution and defense - from the stop to the trial

530 pages in 1 volume (printed book)
1st Edition 2011
© 2011 MCLE, Inc.
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Designed specifically for lawyers who defend and prosecute drunk driving cases in Rhode Island, A Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island is a first for the State of Rhode Island. Editor Richard S. Humphrey, Esq. of Tiverton, RI has assembled a winning cadre of DUI experts to join him in developing this must-have resource, which offers practical, seasoned guidance backed by case law and statutory authorities. A Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island has been tailored to serve as a practice resource for both Rhode Island prosecutors and defense counsel.

Among the hundreds of valuable practice tips, current case citations, and tested trial strategies for both sides of the counsel table, you will find guidance on:

- Statutory authority for DUI stops, arrests, and testing;

- Potential collateral consequences that can arise when a client is misinformed;

- Self-incrimination and due process issues associated with second offense refusals;

- Case law governing prosecutorial access to a suspect's blood and to records of his/her blood content in these various settings;

- Various types of field sobriety testing, test device technology, including new infrared technology;

- Physiological aspects of alcohol consumption in the human body;

- Methods of operating test devices, administering tests, and reporting results;

- How testing devices are calibrated and maintained;

- Issues that regularly arise during the course of a prosecutor's investigation into the viability of a case and his or her preparation for trial;

- A spectrum of pretrial motions in Rhode Island DUI cases;

Featured are sample jury instructions, a checklist of motions, cresting case law and sample pleadings, as well as key citations to statutes and regulations. Use this book as a reference resource when preparing for your first - or next - DUI case in Rhode Island.

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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 - Statutory Authority for Rhode Island Drunk Driving Law (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 2 - The “Midnight Call”—Handling Your First Communications with a Potential Client (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 3 - Second Offense and Refusal Cases (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 4 - Blood Evidence in the Prosecution of DUI Cases (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 5 - Breathalyzer, Alcohol, and Field Sobriety Tests (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 6 - Right to a Physical Examination (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 7 - Search and Seizure in Drunk Driving Cases (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 8 - Preparing the DUI Case in Rhode Island: The Prosecution's Perspective (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 9 - Pretrial Motion Practice in Criminal Cases in State Court (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 10 - Amendments to the Rhode Island Superior Court Rules of Criminal Procedure (Effective July 1, 2002) (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 11 - Appeals of First-Offense Refusal Convictions (Buy Chapter)
Appendix I - Case Law Pertaining to Drunk Driving Prosecution and Defense (Buy Chapter)
Appendix II - Search and Seizure Without Warrants Checklists: An Explanatory Note, Overview, and Table of Contents (Buy Chapter)
Appendix III - Exculpatory Evidence Checklist (Buy Chapter)
Appendix IV - Stipulated Protective Order Governing the Disclosure and Use of Confidential Material (Buy Chapter)
Appendix V - Defendant's Jury Instructions for DUI Cases (Buy Chapter)
Appendix VI - Selected Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Offenses Pertinent to Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and Drugs (Buy Chapter)
Appendix VII - Significant Case Decisions (Buy Chapter)
Appendix VIII - Excerpts from Rhode Island Department of Health Manuals (Buy Chapter)



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